Presentation on theme: "Americans Favor Limiting Sale of Unhealthy Food in Schools Authors: Lydia Saad and Brandon Busteed Source: March 12, 2013http://www.gallup.com//poll."— Presentation transcript:
Americans Favor Limiting Sale of Unhealthy Food in Schools Authors: Lydia Saad and Brandon Busteed Source: http://www.gallup.com//poll, March 12, 2013http://www.gallup.com//poll
AMERICANS SUPPORT NEW NUTRITIONAL RESTRICTIONS National Adults Public School Parents Nonpublic School Parents %% For677564 Against312234 No Opinion232
National Adults Public School Parents Nonpublic School Parents %% For575059 Against414938 No Opinion313 AMERICANS SUPPORT NEW NUTRITIONAL RESTRICTIONS ON SNACK BARS, VENDING MACHINES, AND BAKE SALES
National Adults Public School Parents Nonpublic School Parents Reducing Obesity%% Very Effective19 18 Somewhat Effective 403642 Not too Effective202419 Not Effective at all191720 No Opinion242 PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS AT REDUCING CHILDHOOD OBESITY
National Adults Public School Parents Nonpublic School Parents Improving Academic Performance %% Very Effective131812 Somewhat Effective383140 Not too Effective212220 Not Effective at all252425 No Opinion353 PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS AT IMPROVING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
III. FOOD ENVIRONMENT Breakfast in Classroom Adequate time to eat Recess before lunch Prohibit use of food as a reward Promote non-food fundraisers Water availability throughout the day Frequent hand washing
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS DAY, MARCH 2013 Connecting Global Classrooms Emphasize connection between healthy eating, education and better learning Foster healthy eating at home and school Raise awareness of hunger and poverty
Implemented through Health and Physical Education US Department of Education Grant in Fairfax County Public Schools 2011-2014 IV. GOALS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Carol M. White PEP Grant $2.1 Million over 3 years from the U.S. Department of Education Goals focus on fitness, nutrition, and obesity prevention Apple 21 Intro clip
Grant Goals 60 minutes of activity daily Consume 2 fruits and 3 vegetables daily Improve Cardiorespiratory fitness levels
2012 Baseline Data 46% of students surveyed engaged in 60 minutes of daily activity 74% of students surveyed met criteria for age appropriate cardiorespiratory fitness levels 43% met criteria for consuming 2 fruits and 3 vegetables per day
2013-2014 ALL FCPS Schools will be participating in the Federal Grant. We will be reaching 100% of Health and Physical Education students during the 3 years of the grant, and working towards sustainability after 2014.
Marketing Wellness Policy and Awards Presentation to Stakeholders such as: Principals Back to School for Physical Education Teachers Promotion by Health and PE Office Reviewed with School Wellness Liaisons Development of Online Tool Kit V. IMPLEMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT
GOLDEN WELLNESS SCORECARDS Developed to promote FCPS Wellness Policy Scorecards for elementary and secondary levels Tool for schools to evaluate their wellness programs Evaluates all areas of Wellness Policy Supporting documentation required Gives recognition to school community Strengthens district partnerships
FNS sponsors and subsidizes an annual celebration School Board Chair and Superintendent make presentations Award winners receive framed certificate and corresponding icon for their school web site GOLDEN WELLNESS CELEBRATION
VI. CHALLENGES Federal/State Funding Advocacy Issues Food and Beverage Bans Unequal Playing Field for Fundraisers New Wellness Policy Directive: 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
FOOD AND BEVERAGE BANS! Goal to keep kids safe (allergens) and help them eat healthier Disagreement how to achieve this goal Change habits through education Bans are hard to control
No easy answers when it comes to food bans but is it better to educate students how to eat well than deny them access to foods outright? Learning to make good choices is an important life skill. --Source: CN Executive Update Spring 2013
In response to SHAC recommended ban of unhealthy foods at school fundraisers after school. I understand where they are coming from but when you start infringing on a persons individual liberties, thats a problem. --Dr. Weaver, Dentist Wake County Schools, NC
SLIPPERY SLOPE Ban versus Education: How would the ban be enforced? Who would be in charge of the ban? -- Dr. Daniel More, Allergist Specialist
Eating habits are rarely just about food. They are also about anxiety, loneliness, boredom, addiction, past traumatic experiences and more. All politics are local and all health issues are personal. -- Timi Gustafson, RD Food and Nutrition Magazine 2013 FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
Starts and ends with the parents eating habits and what they buy/prepare for their kids. -- Cindy Finfrock Todays Dietitian January 2013 FOOD FOR THOUGHT!