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Special Issue "School Meals and Children’s Dietary Behaviour"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Policies and Education for Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 11078
Special Issue Editor
Interests: curriculum development, evaluation, and teacher professional development; K–12 nutrition education, healthy school meals, school gardens, and wellness policy; sustainable food systems and agro-ecological food production; farm, food safety, child nutrition, food security, and nutrition education policy
Special Issue Information
Students around the globe depend on school meals for nourishment. For many students, school meals are the healthiest and most reliable meals of the day, and school meals have the potential to positively influence children’s dietary behaviours, thus providing so much more than just nutrition during the noonday meal.
School meals can model healthy food environments set up to be a positive and engaging eating experience. Furthermore, when school meals are connected to the curriculum across subjects such as biology, social studies, environmental studies, and health, they can become an integrated part of the school day. This builds students’ interest and excitement in selecting and eating healthful options at school meals.
What we need in the literature is more research reporting on novel and innovative ways for school meals to have a positive influence on children, on what they understand about food, how they feel about food, and ultimately what they eat. This can range from educational programs that connect to school meals, to altering what foods are served and how they are presented, to changing the meal environment.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled, “School Meals and Children’s Dietary Behaviour” encourages the submission of original qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies based on interventions, programs, practices, and policies that strengthen our understanding of how school meals can build positive dietary behaviours in children.
Dr. Pamela Koch
Dr. Pamela A. Koch
Manuscript Submission Information
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- school meals
- school-based intervention
- food and nutrition education
- dietary behaviour
- educational intervention
- policies, systems, and environments
- mixed methods