The school as a public health actor: Strategies for successful implementation of guidelines for food and meals

The aim of this project is to obtain knowledge about which measures can be implemented at national and local level in order to support the schools’ implementation of the national guidelines for food and meals, as well as what may promote good implementation at school level.

The Public Health Act, with the Regulation on environment and health in kindergartens and schools, imposes the school and the municipality, as school owner, a responsibility for promoting the pupils’ health and well-being. By facilitating good meal experiences, and a diet that promotes the pupils’ health, the school can be an important public health actor. 

In this project barriers and success factors for good implementation of the guideline for food and meals in primary school and after-school care will be identified through interviews with key persons at school and municipal level. Review of the literature on implementation theory and school interventions, as well as experiential knowledge, will be underlying. Tools to increase the degree of implementation will be developed and then tested in schools in a selection of counties. Schools in other counties will serve as control group. The effect of the implementation tools will be evaluated by means of questionnaires and statistical methods.

The knowledge generated from this project will be used to strengthen the future work on country-wide implementation of the guideline in question, and be applied in the Directorate of Health’s additional work on guidelines and other guidance. The project will underpin the Directorate’s role of acting normative at a national level and of contributing to good and equal services for children and young people. The project also follows up the Government’s aim of better supporting the school owners’ work with food and meals, as expressed in the public health White Paper.

Prosjektbeskrivelse med vedlegg

TSD

  • Ja

Biobank

  • Nei

Godkjenninger

NSD - Ja 3 filer

Tidspunkt for anonymisering og sletting av dataene

  • Anonymisering: september 2019

REK - Ikke behov

Prosjektet samler ikke inn helsedata, så fremlegging for NSD er tilstrekkelig.

Statens legemiddelverk - Ikke behov

Bruker ikke legemidler.

Prosjektleder

Nanna Lien

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for ernæringsvitenskap

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Studentprosjekt – Bachelor-, master- eller spesialistoppgave
  • Ph.d.-prosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Ja

Personopplysninger

  • Ja

Tidsperiode

  • Start: oktober 2016
  • Slutt: september 2019
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