An Investigation into how a primary school promotes healthy eating
Mcintyre, Morgan Rhiana
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The aim of this investigation is to look at how a primary school promotes healthy eating. This study identifies policies that have been implemented into the school curriculum to enable health promotion to be effective in schools. ‘The Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2009’ is one of the most commonly known articles that sets standards for schools within Wales. This investigation explores the different ways in which the staff and school promotes healthy eating through various incentives and strategies. This research used a mixed-methods approach in data collection but primarily focuses on the qualitative method of data collection by using interviews for the staff members and questionnaires for the parents. The results demonstrated an overall positive outcome and expressed how the school promotes healthy eating. The data collected is in detail and allowed the researcher to become more aware of how health promotion in schools in rising. The conclusion of this investigation highlights how key themes and contributing factors all play a vital role in the promotion of healthy eating in schools. Due to there not being specific research on how schools promote healthy eating. This investigation will hopefully add into future research.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
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