Table 3

Competitive food policies of the largest school district in each state & D.C. for 2004–2005 (districts with policy more restrictive than state and federal policies, N = 19)

Policy Components

Number

Percent (N = 19)


Time of day and venue where policy applies

General recommendations only

1

5%

Specifically applies only to foods/ beverages sold during the school day

9

47%

Applies to vending machines

18

95%

Applies to cafeteria à la carte

15

79%

Applies to student stores

15

79%

Applies to fundraising activities

9

47%

Applies to after-school fundraising or concessions

0

--

Different standards set for grade levels

10

53%

Content and portion size

Restricts food content

14

74%

Restricts food portion size

10

53%

Restricts sugar content of juice drinks

14

74%

Restricts portion size of beverages

9

47%

Restricts soda in all schools

12

63%

Policy elements extending beyond competitive foods

Addresses marketing to students

5

26%

Addresses nutrition education

6

32%

Addresses physical education

2

11%

Addresses monitoring/compliance procedures

6

32%

Includes consequences for non-compliance

2

11%

Addresses measure of physical health (i.e. BMI)

0

--


Greves and Rivara International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:1   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-1

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