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Changes in the nutritional content of children's lunches after the Food Dudes healthy eating programme.
J Nutr Sci. 2021; 10:e40.JN

Abstract

Previous research into the effectiveness of healthy eating programmes has shown increases in healthful eating behaviour in primary schools; however, data collection methods have not been sufficiently sensitive to detect micronutrient changes. The present study extends the literature by measuring individual children's intake of macro- and micronutrients at lunchtime, before and after a programme targeting children's consumption of fruit and vegetables, to identify evidence-based health benefits of programme participation. Baseline data were collected over 4 d at lunchtime in two primary schools. The Food Dudes programme was then implemented in the intervention school. Follow-up data were collected over 4 d in each school 2 months after baseline. We employed a validated and sensitive photographic method to estimate individual children's (N 112) consumption of fruit, vegetables, and their intake of calories, macro- and selected micronutrients. Significant changes were observed in the intervention school but not in the control school: Children's consumption of fruit, vegetables, vitamin C and E intake increased, while their total energy consumption, fat, saturated fat, and sodium intake decreased. The present results show that the Food Dudes programme produced a positive nutritional change, with implications for its application as a healthy eating and obesity prevention intervention. These optimistic conclusions should be tested by further research to establish the longevity of the positive effects presented here.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD, UK.Department of Therapies and Public Health, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.Centre for Health Psychology, University of Manchester, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9NT, UK.School of Psychology, Bangor University, Brigantia, Penrallt Road, Bangor (Gwynedd) LL57 2AS, UK.School of Psychology, Bangor University, Brigantia, Penrallt Road, Bangor (Gwynedd) LL57 2AS, UK.School of Psychology, Bangor University, Brigantia, Penrallt Road, Bangor (Gwynedd) LL57 2AS, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34367625

Citation

Marcano-Olivier, Mariel, et al. "Changes in the Nutritional Content of Children's Lunches After the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme." Journal of Nutritional Science, vol. 10, 2021, pp. e40.
Marcano-Olivier M, Sallaway-Costello J, McWilliams L, et al. Changes in the nutritional content of children's lunches after the Food Dudes healthy eating programme. J Nutr Sci. 2021;10:e40.
Marcano-Olivier, M., Sallaway-Costello, J., McWilliams, L., Horne, P. J., Viktor, S., & Erjavec, M. (2021). Changes in the nutritional content of children's lunches after the Food Dudes healthy eating programme. Journal of Nutritional Science, 10, e40. https://doi.org/10.1017/jns.2021.31
Marcano-Olivier M, et al. Changes in the Nutritional Content of Children's Lunches After the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme. J Nutr Sci. 2021;10:e40. PubMed PMID: 34367625.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Changes in the nutritional content of children's lunches after the Food Dudes healthy eating programme. AU - Marcano-Olivier,Mariel, AU - Sallaway-Costello,Jake, AU - McWilliams,Lorna, AU - Horne,Pauline J, AU - Viktor,Simon, AU - Erjavec,Mihela, Y1 - 2021/05/31/ PY - 2021/01/25/received PY - 2021/04/23/revised PY - 2021/04/30/accepted PY - 2021/8/9/entrez PY - 2021/8/10/pubmed PY - 2022/1/7/medline KW - Children: Consumption KW - Food Dudes KW - Fruit and vegetables KW - Healthy eating KW - Macronutrients KW - Micronutrients KW - School lunch SP - e40 EP - e40 JF - Journal of nutritional science JO - J Nutr Sci VL - 10 N2 - Previous research into the effectiveness of healthy eating programmes has shown increases in healthful eating behaviour in primary schools; however, data collection methods have not been sufficiently sensitive to detect micronutrient changes. The present study extends the literature by measuring individual children's intake of macro- and micronutrients at lunchtime, before and after a programme targeting children's consumption of fruit and vegetables, to identify evidence-based health benefits of programme participation. Baseline data were collected over 4 d at lunchtime in two primary schools. The Food Dudes programme was then implemented in the intervention school. Follow-up data were collected over 4 d in each school 2 months after baseline. We employed a validated and sensitive photographic method to estimate individual children's (N 112) consumption of fruit, vegetables, and their intake of calories, macro- and selected micronutrients. Significant changes were observed in the intervention school but not in the control school: Children's consumption of fruit, vegetables, vitamin C and E intake increased, while their total energy consumption, fat, saturated fat, and sodium intake decreased. The present results show that the Food Dudes programme produced a positive nutritional change, with implications for its application as a healthy eating and obesity prevention intervention. These optimistic conclusions should be tested by further research to establish the longevity of the positive effects presented here. SN - 2048-6790 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34367625/Changes_in_the_nutritional_content_of_children's_lunches_after_the_Food_Dudes_healthy_eating_programme_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S2048679021000318/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -