Promoting the selection of low-fat milk in elementary school cafeterias in an inner-city latino community : Evaluation of an intervention.
This study examined the effects of a school-based intervention designed to promote the consumption of low-fat white milk at luncthime in 6 elementary schools in an inner-city, primarily Latino neighborhood.
A multifaceted intervention based on social marketing techniques was delivered at 3 randomly selected shools.
The school was the unit of assignment and analysis ; 6902 children were involved in the study.
Milk selection and consumption were measured by sampling discarded milk and/or tallying milk carton disappearance at baseline, immediately postintervention, and at 3 to 4 months follow-up.
Immediately postintervention, the mean proportion of sampled milk cartons that contained low-fat milk increased in the intervention schools, from 25% to 57%, but remained constant at 28% in the control schools.
Differences between intervention and control schools remained significant at 3 to 4 months follow-up.
The intervention was not associated with a decrease in overall milk consumption.
A school-based intervention can lead to significant increases in student consumption of low-fat milk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Promotion santé, Milieu scolaire, Restauration collective, Produit allégé lipide, Lait, Evaluation, Latinoaméricain, Ethnie, Enfant, Homme, Education nutritionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Consommation alimentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Health promotion, School environment, Catering, Low fat product, Milk, Evaluation, Latinamerican, Ethnic group, Child, Human, Nutrition education, United States, North America, America, Food intake
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0196266
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.