School of Health Sciences
Health Promotion: Clinical Track
Nutrition, Policies, Evaluation
Law | Medicine and Health Sciences
Ferenczy, Brooke, "Strengths and Limitations of Nutritional Policies in Public Schools in the United States" (2016). Senior Honors Theses. 591.
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.