Journal article

From policy to plate: Barriers to implementing healthy eating policies in primary schools in Wales

Sue Moore, Simon Murphy, Katy Tapper, Laurence Moore

Health Policy | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010


OBJECTIVES: School meal improvement is a major component of UK government policy to improve children's diets. This study investigated the pragmatic influences on local education authority (LEA) and primary school policies affecting the food available during school mealtimes, together with the professional practices of catering staff that further influence the food served. METHODS: A qualitative case study methodology involving interviews with primary school headteachers, catering managers and staff in a Welsh LEA. RESULTS: Whilst reflecting the primary objective of national policy with respect to the nutritional content of the school meal, LEA and school policies were also influenced by mult..

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Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank all those who participated in the study and the school administrative staff who assisted in the informed consent process. Sue Moore was supported by a PhD studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council.