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A qualitative study of junior high school principals' and school food service directors' experiences with the Texas school nutrition policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19508936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to learn about the experiences of principals and school food service directors with the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy.
DESIGN: Semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted to gain first hand reactions to the new nutrition policy.
SETTING: Data were gathered from Texas middle schools.
PARTICIPANTS: Principals and food service directors from 24 schools randomly selected from 10 Texas Education regions were interviewed.
PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: Participants were interviewed about their reactions to the implementation of the Texas School Nutrition Policy.
ANALYSIS: Two researchers, using thematic analysis, independently analyzed each interview. Differences in coding were reconciled and themes were generated.
RESULTS: The themes that surfaced included resistance to the policy, policy development process, communication, government role, parental role, food rewards, fund raising, and leadership.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Resistance to the policy was not extreme. In the future a wider array of school personnel who are affected by school food regulations should be included in the development of new policies. It is critical to communicate with all concerned parties about the policy.
Stephen M Roberts; Rebecca S Pobocik; Rima Deek; Ashley Besgrove; Becky A Prostine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Toledo, OH 43614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administrative Personnel / psychology*
Food / standards*
Food Services / standards*
Interviews as Topic
Nutrition Policy*
Nutritive Value

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