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In Canada, where children attend school may have an effect on their health and the choices that are available to them

Fitzpatrick, Caroline (2017) In Canada, where children attend school may have an effect on their health and the choices that are available to them. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Many schools in socio-economically disadvantaged communities struggle to provide their students with healthy food environments. In a study analyzing almost 500 children in 246 schools the Canadian province of Quebec, Caroline Fitzpatrick finds that that 10-12 year olds attending the least healthy schools had comparatively higher central body fat than those attending healthier schools, where students had easy access to quality food. The author argues that preventative strategies towards obesity and chronic metabolic disease is best to counter this effect.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75976

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