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Understanding key informants' perceptions of the impact and implementation of school nutrition policy in Manitoba schools: a qualitative case study approach

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dc.contributor.supervisor Fieldhouse, Paul (Human Nutritional Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rutherford, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T19:32:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T19:32:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4795
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To evaluate implementation and impact of school nutrition policy (SNP) using a qualitative case study approach. Sample/Setting: participants (n=79) from two elementary schools and one secondary school within one school division in Winnipeg, Manitoba consented to participate. Methods: Perceptions of teachers, parents, administrators, students, custodians, education assistants, and food service operators were explored using observations, interviews and focus groups. Results: Implementation and impact varied between schools. Common barriers include: negative attitudes, inadequate school and community resources and ineffective communication. Major impacts include changes to; food sales and nutrition awareness. Conclusions: Impacts of the SNP have been noted however, barriers need to be addressed to provide schools the best opportunity for success. Each key informants group provided useful insights into implementation and impact of SNP. Implications: This study demonstrates the importance of considering multiple perspectives when evaluating SNP. Results will be useful to policy makers to inform future SNP efforts. en_US
dc.subject Child nutrition en_US
dc.subject School nutrition en_US
dc.subject School policy en_US
dc.subject nutrition policy en_US
dc.title Understanding key informants' perceptions of the impact and implementation of school nutrition policy in Manitoba schools: a qualitative case study approach en_US
dc.degree.discipline Human Nutritional Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lengyel, Christina (Human Nutritional Sciences) Temple, Bev (Nursing) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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