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Nutrition Information in a High School Cafeteria: The Effect of Point of Purchase Nutrition Information During Lunch in Grades 9-12

Abstract Providing nutrition information at point of sale at restaurants has gained in popularity in recent years and will soon become a legal requirement. Consumers are using this opportunity to become more informed on the nutritional quality of the foods they consume in an effort to maintain healthfulness. Prior research has confirmed the utility of this information in adult populations. However, research on adolescents in school environments has resulted in mixed findings. This study investigated the effect of exposure to calorie and fat information on student purchases at lunchtime in a high school cafeteria. Additionally, it explored other factors that may contribute to students' food selections during school lunches. The research methods i... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Fresques, Audrey Delfina (Author) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Advisor) / Barnett, Joshua (Committee member) / Cruz, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Secondary education / Health education / Cafeteria / High School / Nutrition Information
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 116 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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