The Australian Nutrition Foundation - Improving the health of school canteens

Vidgen, Helen, Walker, Judy, & Kennedy, Lois (1997) The Australian Nutrition Foundation - Improving the health of school canteens. The ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 44(3), pp. 14-16.

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Abstract

School canteens represent Australia's largest take-away food outlet. With changes in lifestyles and family roles, canteens are used increasingly as a source of food for students. The nutritional quality of foods offered can have a significant impact on the nutritional status of students both now, and in the future. The Australian Nutrition Foundation has been developing its work in the field of school canteens over the past six years. Perhaps its most significant contribution to improving the health of canteens has been the development of the "Food Selection Guidelines for Children and Adolescents". These Guidelines are used to assess foods most suitable for sale in school canteens and for purchasing food in boarding schools. Products meeting the Guidelines are added to the ANF Registered Product List which school canteens and kitchens use as a type of "buying guide". This project has been successfully piloted in Queensland and this year has been expanded to a national campaign.

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ID Code: 90096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: schools, children, canteens, tuckshops, guidelines, nutrition, product reformulation
ISSN: 1445-8918
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2015 00:40
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 00:40

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