Meals that provided through the National School Lunch Program have become significantly healthier since the regulations that emerged as part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. This presentation will review the requirements for school meals; highlight changes from the HHFKA; and present a study that tested how the availability of juice influenced student selection of fruit and milk as part of their school lunch. Additional research on evidence-based strategies to increase the selection and consumption of fruit and vegetables in school meals will be shared. The Fall Journal Club series is supported by Elsevier.
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Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:
SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
5.3 Describe the history, purpose and funding of key pieces of legislation that authorize programs supporting nutrition education, research, and food assistance to address malnutrition and food security and to promote health.
7.1 Describe the biological, psychological, social, cultural, political, and economic determinants of eating behavior, and the associated opportunities and barriers to achieving optimal health and quality of life.
10.1 Analyze, evaluate, and interpret nutrition education research and apply it to practice.
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Marlene Schwartz, PhD
University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. is Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at UConn. Dr. Schwartz studies how nutrition and wellness policies implemented in child care settings, schools, food banks, and local communities can improve children’s health. Dr. Schwartz earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University and has received research grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Institutes of Health to study federal food programs, school wellness policies, the effect of food marketing on children, and the relationship between food insecurity and nutrition.