Presentation Title

Back to School: A Qualitative Assessment of Public School Food Policies and their Value to Cultivate Healthy Eating Habits

Abstract

This study investigates how local stakeholders and policies foster eating habits and define nutrition for children from kindergarten to eighth grade through close reading of academic texts and ethnographic research. I will ask how policies are in effect at local levels and how participants implement policies to answer whether Chittenden County public schools serve nutritious meals by meeting state and federal laws, or if they meet nutritive standards by superseding these policies.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Teresa Mares

Secondary Mentor Name

Jenny Grosvenor, Luis Vivanco

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Anthropology

Second Program/Major

Spanish

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

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Back to School: A Qualitative Assessment of Public School Food Policies and their Value to Cultivate Healthy Eating Habits

This study investigates how local stakeholders and policies foster eating habits and define nutrition for children from kindergarten to eighth grade through close reading of academic texts and ethnographic research. I will ask how policies are in effect at local levels and how participants implement policies to answer whether Chittenden County public schools serve nutritious meals by meeting state and federal laws, or if they meet nutritive standards by superseding these policies.