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Fung C, McIsaac JD, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ (2013)

Purpose: To assess population-level trends in children's dietary intake and weight status before (2003) and after (2011) the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools.

Key findings:
   We observed positive trends in diet quality and reductions in energy intake and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Although the prevalence of overweight remained relatively stable we observed a slight increase in obesity from 2003 to 2011.

Conclusions:
   Greater support for both healthy eating and active living promotion in schools is essential, and there is a case for more to be done to create supportive environments within communities to support sustained behaviour change.
Additional Information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891787
Additional Information: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-FNP-final.pdf