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Preventing Chronic Disease | Identifying Sources of Children™s Consumption of Junk Food in Boston After-School Programs, April"May 2011 - CDC

CDC  child  schools  nutrition  food quality  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  food services  Child care  snacks  junk food  energy intake 

Little is known about how the nutrition environment in after-school settings may affect children’s dietary intake. We measured the nutritional quality of after-school snacks provided by programs participating in the National School Lunch Program or the Child and Adult Care Food Program and compared them with snacks brought from home or purchased elsewhere (nonprogram snacks). We quantified the effect of nonprogram snacks on the dietary intake of children who also received program-provided snacks during after-school time. Our study objective was to determine how different sources of snacks affect children’s snack consumption in after-school settings.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Stakeholders™ Interest in and Challenges to Implementing Farm-to-School Programs, Douglas County, Nebraska, 2010"2011 - CDC

students  vegetables  lunch  CDC  schools  obesity  fruit  overweight  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  food services  food industry  agriculture 

Schools are uniquely positioned to influence the dietary habits of children, and farm-to-school programs can increase fruit and vegetable consumption among school-aged children. We assessed the feasibility of, interest in, and barriers to implementing farm-to-school activities in 7 school districts in Douglas County, Nebraska.

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