Sustainability and public health nutrition at school: assessing the integration of healthy and environmentally sustainable food initiatives in Vancouver schools.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE:To describe the development and application of the School Food Environment Assessment Tools and a novel scoring system to assess the integration of healthy and environmentally sustainable food initiatives in elementary and secondary schools. DESIGN:The cross-sectional study included direct observations of physical food environments and interviews with key school personnel regarding food-related programmes and policies. A five-point scoring system was then developed to assess actions across six domains: (i) food gardens; (ii) composting systems; (iii) food preparation activities; (iv) food-related teaching and learning activities; and availability of (v) healthy food; and (vi) environmentally sustainable food. SETTING:Vancouver, Canada. SUBJECTS:A purposive sample of public schools (n 33) from all six sectors of the Vancouver Board of Education. RESULTS:Schools scored highest in the areas of food garden and compost system development and use. Regular integration of food-related teaching and learning activities and hands-on food preparation experiences were also commonly reported. Most schools demonstrated rudimentary efforts to make healthy and environmentally sustainable food choices available, but in general scored lowest on these two domains. Moreover, no schools reported widespread initiatives fully supporting availability or integration of healthy or environmentally sustainable foods across campus. CONCLUSIONS:More work is needed in all areas to fully integrate programmes and policies that support healthy, environmentally sustainable food systems in Vancouver schools. The assessment tools and proposed indicators offer a practical approach for researchers, policy makers and school stakeholders to assess school food system environments, identify priority areas for intervention and track relevant changes over time.

journal_name

Public Health Nutr

journal_title

Public health nutrition

authors

Black JL,Velazquez CE,Ahmadi N,Chapman GE,Carten S,Edward J,Shulhan S,Stephens T,Rojas A

doi

10.1017/S1368980015000531

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-09-01 00:00:00

pages

2379-91

issue

13

eissn

1368-9800

issn

1475-2727

pii

S1368980015000531

journal_volume

18

pub_type

杂志文章,评审
  • Estimated prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among children aged 5-17 months in Yerevan, Armenia.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Child undernutrition is a serious public health problem in many low- and middle-income countries. Data on child undernutrition prevalence and its risk factors in Armenia are limited. The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence and explore the predictors of undernutrition among children aged 5-17 months...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980013001171

    authors: Hovhannisyan L,Demirchyan A,Petrosyan V

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Identifying implementation gaps and priorities for the Singapore government to improve food environment policies: perspectives from a local expert panel.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Singapore, an urbanised, developed nation, with a high reliance on food importation and a high prevalence of eating out is facing rising rates of obesity and diabetes. The objective of the current study was to characterise and evaluate the Singapore government's policies to improve the food environment and to...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980020003468

    authors: Tay Z,Whitton C,van Dam RM,Chia KS,Swinburn B,Vandevijvere S,Rebello SA

    更新日期:2020-10-13 00:00:00

  • Effectiveness of recombinant human erythropoietin, vitamin D3 and iron therapy on long-term survival of patients with end-stage renal disease receiving haemodialysis: analysis of 702 patients after 10-year follow-up.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Few studies have been conducted to investigate the influence of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) on the long-term prognosis of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). DESIGN:A retrospective cohort study. SETTING:The largest regional hospital renowned for haemodialysis in northern Taiwan. SUBJECTS:A total o...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980009005308

    authors: Chang HC,Chen CL,Chiu TL,Chen SI,Yen AM,Chen TH

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Early-life vitamin D deficiency and childhood-onset coeliac disease.

    abstract::Many studies have investigated the aetiological roles of genetic and environmental factors in coeliac disease (CD) with the long-term goal of developing an effective primary prevention strategy. CD is a condition with dysregulated systemic and intestinal mucosal immune responses to dietary gluten proteins among geneti...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980013003510

    authors: Tanpowpong P,Camargo CA

    更新日期:2014-04-01 00:00:00

  • Impacts of the Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative on socio-economic inequalities in breakfast consumption among 9-11-year-old schoolchildren in Wales.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Universal interventions may widen or narrow inequalities if disproportionately effective among higher or lower socio-economic groups. The present paper examines impacts of the Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative in Wales on inequalities in children's dietary behaviours and cognitive functioning. DESIGN...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验

    doi:10.1017/S1368980013003133

    authors: Moore GF,Murphy S,Chaplin K,Lyons RA,Atkinson M,Moore L

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Nutritional quality of foods and beverages on child-care centre menus in Mexico.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of the present study was to assess the nutritional quality of foods and beverages listed on menus serving children in government-sponsored child-care centres throughout Mexico. DESIGN:For this cross-sectional menu assessment, we compared (i) food groups and portion sizes of foods and beverages on...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980012004387

    authors: Benjamin Neelon SE,Reyes-Morales H,Haines J,Gillman MW,Taveras EM

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • Availability of neighbourhood supermarkets and convenience stores, broader built environment context, and the purchase of fruits and vegetables in US households.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine whether neighbourhood supermarket and convenience store availability and broader built environment context are associated with food purchasing behaviour in a national population. DESIGN:We used observational data to perform a cross-sectional study of food purchases for US households in 2010. We ...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980019000910

    authors: Peng K,Kaza N

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • Dietary n-6 PUFA, carbohydrate:protein ratio and change in body weight and waist circumference: a follow-up study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the association between the intake of n-6 PUFA and subsequent change in body weight and waist circumference at different levels of the carbohydrate:protein ratio. DESIGN:Follow-up study with anthropometric measurements at recruitment and on average 5·3 years later. Dietary intake was determine...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980014001578

    authors: Jakobsen MU,Madsen L,Dethlefsen C,Due KM,Halkjær J,Sørensen TI,Kristiansen K,Overvad K

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of breast-milk iodine concentration of lactating women in Australia pre and post mandatory iodine fortification.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To compare the breast-milk iodine concentrations (BMIC) of lactating women before and after the mandatory iodine fortification of bread in Australia in 2009. DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. Breast milk samples were collected from two cohorts of women in South Australia within 7 d of delivery to determine BMIC....

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980016002032

    authors: Huynh D,Condo D,Gibson R,Makrides M,Muhlhausler B,Zhou SJ

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Hepatotoxicity of botanicals.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Hepatic impairment resulting from the use of conventional drugs is widely acknowledged, but there is less awareness of the potential hepatotoxicity of herbal preparations and other botanicals, many of which are believed to be harmless and are commonly used for self-medication without supervision. The aim of t...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审

    doi:10.1017/s1368980000000161

    authors: Stickel F,Egerer G,Seitz HK

    更新日期:2000-06-01 00:00:00

  • Vitamin D deficiency and nutritional status in elderly hospitalized subjects in Iceland.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Poor nutrition and limited sunlight exposure (season) can be related to reduced serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations. Thus, elderly people in the Nordic countries might be at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in elde...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980008004527

    authors: Ramel A,Jonsson PV,Bjornsson S,Thorsdottir I

    更新日期:2009-07-01 00:00:00

  • Physical activity and energy balance.

    abstract::Energy expenditure rises above resting energy expenditure when physical activity is performed. The activity-induced energy expenditure varies with the muscle mass involved and the intensity at which the activity is performed: it ranges between 2 and 18 METs approximately. Differences in duration, frequency and intensi...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审

    doi:10.1017/s1368980099000452

    authors: van Baak MA

    更新日期:1999-09-01 00:00:00

  • Program Obesity Zero (POZ)--a community-based intervention to address overweight primary-school children from five Portuguese municipalities.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Results of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative indicated that on average one out of four primary-school children is overweight or obese. Portugal presented one of the highest prevalences of obesity. Childhood obesity prevention and treatment should be a top priority. The aim of the pres...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980013000244

    authors: Rito AI,Carvalho MA,Ramos C,Breda J

    更新日期:2013-06-01 00:00:00

  • Iodine deficiency and brain development in the first half of pregnancy.

    abstract::An inadequate supply of iodine during gestation results in damage to the foetal brain that is irreversible by mid-gestation unless timely interventions can correct the accompanying maternal hypothyroxinemia. Even mild to moderate maternal hypothyroxinemia may result in suboptimal neurodevelopment. This review mainly f...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审

    doi:10.1017/S1368980007360928

    authors: de Escobar GM,Obregón MJ,del Rey FE

    更新日期:2007-12-01 00:00:00

  • Relative validation of a quantitative FFQ for use in Brazilian pregnant women.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the ability of an FFQ, designed for use in Brazilian pregnant women, to estimate nutrient intakes during pregnancy. DESIGN:A prospective study was conducted among 103 pregnant women attended by the Brazilian national health-care service. Food intake during pregnancy was evaluated by three 24 h di...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980012003783

    authors: Barbieri P,Nishimura RY,Crivellenti LC,Sartorelli DS

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • How do context variables affect food insecurity in Mexico? Implications for policy and governance.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess, from a systems perspective, how climate vulnerability and socio-economic and political differences at the municipal and state levels explain food insecurity in Mexico. DESIGN:Using a cross-sectional design with official secondary data, we estimated three-level multinomial hierarchical linear model...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980019003082

    authors: Vilar-Compte M,Gaitán-Rossi P,Flores D,Pérez-Cirera V,Teruel G

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Association of education with dietary intake among young adults in the bi-ethnic Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) cohort.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine associations of changes in dietary intake with education in young black and white men and women. DESIGN:The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a multi-centre population-based prospective study. Dietary intake data at baseline and year 7 were obtained from an extensive...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究

    doi:10.1079/phn2003488

    authors: Archer SL,Hilner JE,Dyer AR,Greenlund KJ,Colangelo LA,Kiefe CI,Liu K,Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA).

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Intake of total dietary sugar and fibre is associated with insulin resistance among Danish 8-10- and 14-16-year-old girls but not boys. European Youth Heart Studies I and II.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine the dietary intake of total sugar, added sugar, non-added sugar and starch as well as dietary fibre and glycaemic index (GI) and their respective associations with insulin resistance. DESIGN:Mixed linear models were used to study both cross-sectional and prospective associations between carbohydra...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980010000285

    authors: Kynde I,Johnsen NF,Wedderkopp N,Bygbjerg IB,Helge JW,Heitmann BL

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Individual and food environmental factors: association with diet.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To examine the associations of individual and food environmental factors with fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake in a city in a low-to-middle-income country (LMIC). DESIGN:Cross-sectional. SETTING:Representative sample of the Brazilian Primary Care service known as the Health Academy Program (HAP) in Belo Hor...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980018001623

    authors: Menezes MC,Diez Roux AV,Costa BVL,Lopes ACS

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment of obesity and fear of fatness among inner-city Dublin schoolchildren in a one-year follow-up study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Positive secular trends in adolescent obesity and an increased prevalence of fear of fatness, particularly among girls, have been documented world-wide. There is a lack of consensus about assessment criteria for childhood obesity and no standard exists for assessing Irish children. In 1990, the Irish Nationa...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1079/phn2004607

    authors: Griffin AC,Younger KM,Flynn MA

    更新日期:2004-09-01 00:00:00

  • Priority actions for addressing the obesity epidemic in England.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To prioritise policy actions for government to improve the food environment and contribute to reduced obesity and related diseases. DESIGN:Cross-sectional study applying the Food Environment Policy Index (Food EPI) in two stages. First, the evidence on all relevant policies was compiled, through an Internet ...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980017003500

    authors: Watson F,Taylor A,Rayner M,Lobstein T,Hinks R

    更新日期:2018-04-01 00:00:00

  • Seasonal consumption of salad vegetables and fresh fruit in relation to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the protective association between seasonality of consumption of fresh fruit or salad vegetables and cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. DESIGN AND SETTING:Face-to-face interviews, including a food frequency questionnaire, were conducted on 1489 men and 1900 women, aged 35-75 ...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/s1368980000000045

    authors: Cox BD,Whichelow MJ,Prevost AT

    更新日期:2000-03-01 00:00:00

  • Body weight perception is associated with socio-economic status and current body weight in selected urban and rural South Indian school-going children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the current and ideal body weight perceptions of schoolchildren in relation to their actual body weight and socio-economic status (SES). DESIGN:Baseline evaluation of schoolchildren from January 2008 to April 2008 as part of a 3-year longitudinal study. SETTING:City and non-city locations, Karna...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980012000134

    authors: Pauline M,Selvam S,Swaminathan S,Vaz M

    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

  • Understanding the nutrition transition: measuring rapid dietary changes in transitional countries.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To understand methodological concerns related to dietary intake collection in transitional societies. DESIGN:Three days of household weighing and measurement of all food used and repeated 24-hour recalls. SETTING:Eight Chinese provinces. SUBJECTS:Five thousand nine hundred and fifty-two and 5152 adults age...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1079/PHN2002370

    authors: Popkin BM,Lu B,Zhai F

    更新日期:2002-12-01 00:00:00

  • The feasibility and acceptability of reducing salt in partially baked bread: a Spanish case study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Bread is a staple of the Mediterranean diet but contributes substantially to its salt content (19 % in Spain). The objective of the present study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of salt reduction in partially baked breads, partly replacing salt (NaCl) with a potassium salt, with subsequent fol...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980015000944

    authors: Quilez J,Salas-Salvado J

    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

  • Aetiological factors behind adipose tissue inflammation: an unexplored research area.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Despite extensive research into the biological mechanisms behind obesity-related inflammation, knowledge of environmental and genetic factors triggering such mechanisms is limited. In the present narrative review we present potential determinants of adipose tissue inflammation and suggest ways ahead for futur...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审

    doi:10.1017/S1368980012000894

    authors: von Scholten BJ,Andresen EN,Sørensen TI,Jess T

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison of dietary habits among women in Japan and Hawaii.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To compare the dietary habits of Japanese women in Japan with those of Japanese and Caucasian women living in Hawaii. DESIGN:Data from two previous cross-sectional studies conducted within two years in Hawaii and Gifu, Japan were pooled and analysed. Dietary intakes were assessed with validated food-frequenc...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1079/PHN2003531

    authors: Takata Y,Maskarinec G,Franke A,Nagata C,Shimizu H

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Greenlandic schoolchildren's compliance with national dietary guidelines.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of the present study was to examine to what extent children and adolescents in Greenland comply with the national dietary guidelines, and to analyse the influence of habitation and family affluence on the compliance with dietary guidelines. DESIGN:Data were from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Ch...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980009992795

    authors: Niclasen B,Schnohr CW

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Reproducibility and validity of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire among Jamaicans of African origin.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:An interviewer-administered quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was developed to determine the energy and nutrient intakes of adult Jamaicans of African origin as part of a study of the epidemiology of diabetes and hypertension. METHODS:Reproducibility of the questionnaire was investigated in 12...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1079/phn2001166

    authors: Jackson M,Walker S,Cade J,Forrester T,Cruickshank JK,Wilks R

    更新日期:2001-10-01 00:00:00

  • Low knowledge of osteoporosis and its risk factors in urban Indian adults from Pune city, India.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess knowledge of osteoporosis and its risk factors and to explore associations between knowledge and various sociodemographic factors in Indian adults. DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. The Revised Osteoporosis Knowledge Test (OKT) was used to assess knowledge of osteoporosis. Four scores (OKT-total, range...

    journal_title:Public health nutrition

    pub_type: 杂志文章

    doi:10.1017/S1368980018003634

    authors: Kadam N,Chiplonkar S,Khadilkar A,Khadilkar V

    更新日期:2019-05-01 00:00:00