The healthiness of New Zealand school food environments: a national survey.

Last updated on 24-9-2022 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the healthiness of New Zealand school food environments. METHODS: In 2016, primary and secondary schools were invited to complete a cross-sectional questionnaire. School nutrition policies were analysed using an adapted Wellness School Assessment Tool. Canteen menus were analysed using the National Food and Beverage Classification System, and a sample of menus (n=54) were validated using fieldworker observations. RESULTS: In total, 819 schools (response rate 33%) participated. Forty per cent had a nutrition policy, and those analysed (n=145) lacked comprehensive…

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