Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 2016

School

School of Health Sciences

Major

Health Promotion: Clinical Track

Keywords

nutrition, policies, evaluation

Disciplines

Law | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

This thesis reviews the development of nutritional policies that have been created in the United States. As society’s understanding of nutrition has increased and as obesity has become a major problem in the country today, the federal government, state governments, and individual school districts have implemented policies to improve the availability of more nutritious food items in public schools. This thesis then analyzes the strengths and limitations of these policies and the effects they have caused in student populations in order to determine whether they have accomplished their intended goals.

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