Do Environmental Interventions Impact Elementary School Students’ Lunchtime Milk Selection?

This research examines whether environmentally based intervention strategies increase elementary students’ selection of white milk. At intervention school one, white milk was easily accessible, but students had to ask for chocolate milk. As an outcome, students increased their selection of white milk compared to control school students (p≤0.001). At intervention school two, the visual cue of a threefold greater quantity of white compared to chocolate milk did not significantly alter selection patterns. This research indicates that requiring students to ask for an item rather than self-serve can help modify food selections and serve as a tool for obesity prevention.

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Mar 14 2012
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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A12; I10

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