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Policy instruments used by States seeking to improve school food environments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22390436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
US legislatures and program administrators have sought to control the sale of foods offered outside of federally funded meal programs in schools, but little is known about which policies, if any, will prevent obesity in children. We used a theoretical policy science typology to understand the types of policy instruments used by US state governments from 2001 to 2006. We coded 126 enacted bills and observed several types of instruments prescribed by state legislatures to influence the foods sold in schools and improve the school food environment. Our study helps to better understand the various instruments used by policymakers and sets the stage to examine the effectiveness of the policy instruments used to prevent obesity.
Monal R Shroff; Sonya J Jones; Edward A Frongillo; Michael Howlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food Dispensers, Automatic / legislation & jurisprudence
Food Services / organization & administration
Government Regulation
Health Education
Health Promotion
Nutrition Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Policy Making*
Schools / legislation & jurisprudence,  organization & administration*
State Government*
United States

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