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Community based interventions on healthy diets in and out of school: Two case studies on 'breakfast at school' and the involvement of Flemish city authorities

Joke Van Assche UGent, Stefaan De Henauw UGent and Herwig Reynaert UGent (2010) PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 13(9a). p.?-?
abstract
Introduction: Screening of policy documents, academic literature on local politics and implementation theory leads us to conclude that city governments should engage in assuming a steering role in the community based interventions to prevent childhood obesity. So, we argue that the steering role of city authorities is a ‘critical success factor’ for the effectiveness of the interventions on the promotion of healthy diets. Methods: Within the framework of the EEN-project (Epode European Network) we study two community based interventions on ‘breakfast at school’. In these case studies we use qualitative research methods by interviewing key persons in those projects on childhood obesity prevention. Results: The results of these case studies will provide for new knowledge on the steering role of the city governments in the strategy to broaden the scope of the school interventions towards its neighbourhood. So, e.g. school breakfasts can lead to cooking lessons with the parents, out in the neighbourhood, because of the support given by several departments of the city government. More importantly, we will see how a local policy on community building pays off, while existing relationships are between school actors (head master, school teachers) and neighbourhood actors (community workers, neighbourhood associations, parent committees, shops, sporting clubs, etc.) are crucial for the effectiveness of these community based interventions. Conclusions: In sum, we will determine how city governments are supporting the collaboration with stakeholders in- and outside of the community based interventions around schools and their neighbourhoods. So, we can conclude on how city authorities support the effectiveness of the community based interventions on childhood obesity prevention (in schools as well as in neighbourhoods).
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organization
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type
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publication status
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subject
keyword
breakfast at school, childhood obesity prevention, city governments, community based interventions, local policy on community building
in
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
Public Health Nutr.
volume
13
issue
9a
pages
? - ?
conference name
2nd World congress of Public Health Nutrition ; 1st Latinamerican congress of Community Nutrition (Nutrition 2010)
conference location
Porto, Portugal
conference start
2010-09-23
conference end
2010-09-25
JCR category
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
JCR impact factor
2.075 (2010)
JCR rank
52/140 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
1368-9800
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C3
id
1094126
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1094126
date created
2011-01-04 16:48:55
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:35:19
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  abstract     = {Introduction: Screening of policy documents, academic literature on local politics and implementation theory leads us to conclude that city governments should engage in assuming a steering role in the community based interventions to prevent childhood obesity. So, we argue that the steering role of city authorities is a {\textquoteleft}critical success factor{\textquoteright} for the effectiveness of the interventions on the promotion of healthy diets. 
Methods: Within the framework of the EEN-project (Epode European Network) we study two community based interventions on {\textquoteleft}breakfast at school{\textquoteright}. In these case studies we use qualitative research methods by interviewing key persons in those projects on childhood obesity prevention.
Results: The results of these case studies will provide for new knowledge on the steering role of the city governments in the strategy to broaden the scope of the school interventions towards its neighbourhood. So, e.g. school breakfasts can lead to cooking lessons with the parents, out in the neighbourhood, because of the support given by several departments of the city government. More importantly, we will see how a local policy on community building pays off, while existing relationships are between school actors (head master, school teachers) and neighbourhood actors (community workers, neighbourhood associations, parent committees, shops, sporting clubs, etc.) are crucial for the effectiveness of these community based interventions. 
Conclusions: In sum, we will determine how city governments are supporting the collaboration with stakeholders in- and outside of the community based interventions around schools and their neighbourhoods.  So, we can conclude on how city authorities support the effectiveness of  the community based interventions on childhood obesity prevention (in schools as well as in neighbourhoods).},
  author       = {Van Assche, Joke and De Henauw, Stefaan and Reynaert, Herwig},
  booktitle    = {PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION},
  issn         = {1368-9800},
  keyword      = {breakfast at school,childhood obesity prevention,city governments,community based interventions,local policy on community building},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Porto, Portugal},
  number       = {9a},
  pages        = {?--?},
  title        = {Community based interventions on healthy diets in and out of school: Two case studies on 'breakfast at school' and the involvement of Flemish city authorities},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. 2010. “Community Based Interventions on Healthy Diets in and Out of School: Two Case Studies on ‘Breakfast at School’ and the Involvement of Flemish City Authorities.” In Public Health Nutrition, 13:?–?
APA
Van Assche, Joke, De Henauw, S., & Reynaert, H. (2010). Community based interventions on healthy diets in and out of school: Two case studies on “breakfast at school” and the involvement of Flemish city authorities. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION (Vol. 13, p. ?–?). Presented at the 2nd World congress of Public Health Nutrition ; 1st Latinamerican congress of Community Nutrition (Nutrition 2010).
Vancouver
1.
Van Assche J, De Henauw S, Reynaert H. Community based interventions on healthy diets in and out of school: Two case studies on “breakfast at school” and the involvement of Flemish city authorities. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 2010. p. ?–?
MLA
Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. “Community Based Interventions on Healthy Diets in and Out of School: Two Case Studies on ‘Breakfast at School’ and the Involvement of Flemish City Authorities.” Public Health Nutrition. Vol. 13. 2010. ?–? Print.