EVALUATING THE HEALTHIER US
SCHOOL CHALLENGE IN ILLINOIS
A Research Proposal by Maddie
Martini
OVERVIEW
• The National School Lunch Program feeds more than 31 million children
daily (U.S. Department of Agriculture Foo...
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
• To evaluate the characteristics
of schools that successfully
participate in the HealthierUS
School ...
MINI-REVIEW OF LITERATURE
• Rates of childhood overweight and obesity in the U.S.
rank among the highest of developed coun...
MINI-REVIEW OF LITERATURE
• 2012: Implementation of the CNRA 2004 was more likely
in public vs. private schools, including...
METHOD
• Sample: School Foodservice Directors
• Employed by public elementary and middle schools in the state of Illinois
...
INSTRUMENT
• Self-created survey, including questions about:
•Income level of families in the school district
•Percentage ...
QUESTIONS?
REFERENCES
Hoddinott, S. N. & Bass, M. J. (1986). The Dillman total design survey method. Canadian Family
Physician, 32, 2...
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  1. 1. EVALUATING THE HEALTHIER US SCHOOL CHALLENGE IN ILLINOIS A Research Proposal by Maddie Martini
  2. 2. OVERVIEW • The National School Lunch Program feeds more than 31 million children daily (U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, 2013a) • After the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed into law, the USDA worked with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign to create a program to promote nutritious food choices and physical activity in schools  The HealthierUS School Challenge • The HealthierUS School Challenge recognizes schools making changes to improve the school food environment and facilitate physical activity • No study has yet been done to compare schools participating and not participating in the HealthierUS School Challenge
  3. 3. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY • To evaluate the characteristics of schools that successfully participate in the HealthierUS School Challenge • To determine which factors within a school system, if any, can predict a school’s ability to facilitate change in the school food environment
  4. 4. MINI-REVIEW OF LITERATURE • Rates of childhood overweight and obesity in the U.S. rank among the highest of developed countries around the world (Ogden, Carroll, Kit & Flegal, 2014; Wang & Lobstein, 2006) • 2013: Implementation of the CNRA 2004 (prioritizing high-nutrient, non-energy dense foods/drinks) was most effective in schools with the highest enrollment of students participating in FRP; rural schools less likely to have healthy eating strategies and more likely to allow ads of candy, fast food, and soft drinks (Nanney, Davey, & Kubik, 2013)
  5. 5. MINI-REVIEW OF LITERATURE • 2012: Implementation of the CNRA 2004 was more likely in public vs. private schools, including having fresh fruit at lunch, non-commercial food sources, a health advisory council, and a food nutrition professional on staff (Turner & Chaloupka, 2012) • 2012: School Foodservice Directors with credentials are more likely to implement food policies and practices than those without credentials; the most common perceived barrier to implementation of food policies was lack of funds (Mincher, Symons, & Thompson, 2012)
  6. 6. METHOD • Sample: School Foodservice Directors • Employed by public elementary and middle schools in the state of Illinois • Schools with HealthierUS School Challenge awards will be determined by the list on the USDA website and by self-declaration • Distribution: Total Design Method • Three-wave mailing guidelines (Hoddinott & Bass, 1986) 1. Initial Mailing 2. 1-week follow-up with reminder 3. 3-week follow-up with replacement survey 4. 7-week follow-up with replacement survey • Analysis: QSR Nvivo Software, which is best for qualitative data
  7. 7. INSTRUMENT • Self-created survey, including questions about: •Income level of families in the school district •Percentage of minority students •Location of school (urban, rural, suburbs) •Previous implementation of other nutrition- or health-related initiatives •Presence of multidisciplinary wellness committee in the school district •Use of food-based rewards in classrooms •The education/credential level of foodservice directors •Modeled after survey by Bridging the Gap, which surveys schools about topics relevant to childhood obesity
  8. 8. QUESTIONS?
  9. 9. REFERENCES Hoddinott, S. N. & Bass, M. J. (1986). The Dillman total design survey method. Canadian Family Physician, 32, 2366-2368. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2328022/ Mincher, J. L., Symons, C. W., & Thompson, A. (2012). A comparison of food policy and practice reporting between credentialed and noncredentialed Ohio school foodservice directors. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(12), 2035-2041. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.06.366 Nanney, M. S., Davey, C. S., & Kubik, M. Y. (2013). Rural disparities in the distribution of policies that support healthy eating in US secondary schools. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113, 1062-1068. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.04.021 Ogden, C. L., Carroll, M. D., Kit, B. K., & Flegal, K. M. (2014). Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012. Journal of the American Medical Association, 311(8), 806- 814. Turner, L., & Chaloupka, F. J. (2012). Slow progress in changing the school food environment: Nationally representative results from public and private elementary schools. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(9), 1380-1389. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.04.017 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (2013b). National School Lunch Program fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/NSLPFactSheet.pdf Wang, Y., & Lobstein, T. (2006). Worldwide trends in childhood overweight and obesity. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 1(1), 11-25.
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