Students’ perceptions of school sugar-free, food and exercise environments enhance healthy eating and physical activity

Chieh Hsing Liu, Fong Ching Chang*, Yu Zhen Niu, Li Ling Liao, Yen Jung Chang, Yung Liao, Shu Fang Shih

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between students' perceptions of their school policies and environments (i.e., sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) free policy, plain water drinking, vegetables and fruit eating campaign, outdoor physical activity initiative, and the SH150 program (exercise 150 min/week at school)) and their dietary behaviors and physical activity. Participants: A nationally representative sample of 2,433 primary school (5th-6th grade) students, 3,212 middle school students, and 2,829 high school students completed the online survey in 2018. Results: Multivariate analysis results showed that after controlling for school level, gender, and age, the students' perceptions of school sugar-free policies were negatively associated with the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and positively associated with consumption of plain water. Schools' campaigns promoting the eating of vegetables and fruit were positively associated with students' consumption of vegetables. In addition, schools' initiatives promoting outdoor physical activity and the SH150 program were positively associated with students' engagement in outdoor physical activities and daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Conclusions: Students' perceptions of healthy school policies and environments promote healthy eating and an increase in physical activity for students.

原文英語
期刊Public Health Nutrition
DOIs
出版狀態接受/付印 - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥(雜項)
  • 營養與營養學
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康

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