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Student, Parent and Staff Perceptions of the Food Environment in a Nova Scotia Public Elementary School

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dc.contributor.author Siba, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T18:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T18:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15771
dc.description.abstract This study qualitatively explored how students, parents and school staff perceived the role that the school food environment played in student eating behaviour, how the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools impacted the food environment. This study looked at one public elementary school from Nova Scotia through a focus group with 6 grade five students, and individual interviews with 6 parents and 11 school staff members. Under the constructivist paradigm, the methodology chosen was social constructionism using constant comparative analysis. Significant themes that emerged from the data included: schools have a role in children’s eating habits; school culture is important for supporting a healthy food environment; and the food brought from home is the unhealthiest part of the school food environment. This research contributes to knowledge on the school’s impact on student eating behaviour, effectiveness of the policy, and the development of future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject School Food and Nutrition Policy en_US
dc.subject School food environment en_US
dc.title Student, Parent and Staff Perceptions of the Food Environment in a Nova Scotia Public Elementary School en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-10-19
dc.contributor.department School of Health & Human Performance en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Melissa Rossiter en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Lynne Robinson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Lois Jackson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Laurene Rehman en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Sara Kirk en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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