NIOST researchers used qualitative research methods to explore healthy eating concepts among OST program administrators, examined their perception of the importance of the childhood obesity epidemic in relation to their mission, and explored perceived barriers to serving healthful foods and the potential utility of guidelines and other managerial supports in helping programs adopt healthy eating practices.

By Jean L. Wiecha, Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and Barbara Roth, Afterschool Matters, Vol. 15, Spring, 2012

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