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Fresh Kids: the efficacy of a Health Promoting Schools approach to increasing consumption of fruit / and water in Australia
Laurence, S. ; Peterken, R. ; Burns, C. .
Afiliação
  • Laurence, S. ; Western Region Health Centre. Australia
  • Peterken, R. ; Western Region Health Centre. Australia
  • Burns, C. ; Western Region Health Centre. Australia
Health promot. int ; 22(3): 218-226, Sept. 2007. tab
Artigo em Inglês | CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis | ID: cid-59652
Biblioteca responsável: BR67.1
Localização: BR67.1
ABSTRACT
The Fresh Kids programme utilized the Health Promoting Schools (HPSs) framework to design a whole-of-school, multifaceted intervention targeting specific behaviours to promote healthy eating and reduce the risk factors associated with childhood obesity. The aim of the programme was to evaluate the effectiveness of the HPS framework to increase fruit and water consumption among primary school-aged children over a 2-year period. The study design was an interrupted time series. Four primary schools in the inner west of Melbourne, Australia, participated in the programme intervention. Baseline data were collected using a lunch box audit to assess the frequency of children with fresh fruit, water and sweet drinks, either brought from home or selected from canteen lunch orders. The lunch box audit was repeated periodically for up to 2 years following programme implementation to assess the sustainability of dietary changes. Across all participating schools, significant increases between 25 and 50 percent were observed in the proportion of children bringing fresh fruit. Similarly, all schools recorded increases between 15 and 60 per cent in the proportion of students bringing filled water bottles to school and reductions between 8 and 38 per cent in the proportion of children bringing sweet drinks. These significant changes in dietary patterns were sustained for up to 2 years following programme implementation. Targeting key nutrition behaviours and using the HPS framework is an effective and simple approach which could be readily implemented in similar childhood settings. Effective strategies include facilitating organizational change within the school; integrating curriculum activities; formalizing school policy and establishing project partnerships with local community nutrition and dietetic services. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Plantas / Serviços de Saúde Escolar / Educação em Saúde / Relações Comunidade-Instituição / Planejamento em Saúde Comunitária / Dieta / Ingestão de Líquidos / Frutas / Promoção da Saúde Tipo de estudo: Estudo observacional / Estudo de prevalência Limite: Criança / Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Health promot. int Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Western Region Health Centre/Australia
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Plantas / Serviços de Saúde Escolar / Educação em Saúde / Relações Comunidade-Instituição / Planejamento em Saúde Comunitária / Dieta / Ingestão de Líquidos / Frutas / Promoção da Saúde Tipo de estudo: Estudo observacional / Estudo de prevalência Limite: Criança / Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Health promot. int Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Western Region Health Centre/Australia
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