Cafeteria assessment for elementary schools (CAFES): Development, reliability testing, and predictive validity analysis

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Abstract

Strategies to reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition include creating school food environments that promote healthy eating. Despite well-documented health benefits of fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, many U.S. school-aged children, especially low-income youth, fail to meet national dietary guidelines for FV intake. The Cafeteria Assessment for Elementary Schools (CAFES) was developed to quantify physical attributes of elementary school cafeteria environments associated with students’ selection and consumption of FV. CAFES procedures require observation of the cafeteria environment where preparation, serving, and eating occur; staff interviews; photography; and scoring.

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Creator
  • Kimberly Rollings

  • Nancy Wells

Journal or Work Title
  • BMC Public Health

Volume
  • 18

Issue
  • 1154

Date Created
  • 2019-05-17

Language
  • English

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  • All rights reserved

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doi:10.1186/s12889-018-6032-2

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