EvaulationEUSchoolFruitSchemeIrelandAug201031July2011270115.doc

EvaulationEUSchoolFruitSchemeIrelandAug201031July2011270115.doc

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Evaluation of the EU School Fruit Scheme in Ireland 2011 Authors: Deirdre O’Connor, MPH, Dr. Kenneth McKenzie and Prof. Patrick Wall 0
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Disclaimer This evaluation is based on teacher questionnaires administered before and after the intervention period of the programme and therefore comprises both baseline and follow-up data. There was no control group for this evaluation. The results should be seen as purely indicative and does not constitute an attempt at a fully scientific trial. The results should not be quoted publicly as an endorsement of the scheme without prior notification. 1
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Table of Contents Executive Summary 4 Chapter One: Background and Rationale 6 1.0 Introduction 6 1.1 Purpose 9 1.1.1 Global Trends in Childhood Obesity 9 1.1.2 European and Irish Context 9 1.1.3 The Cost and Consequences of Childhood Obesity 10 1.1.4 The Eating Habits of Irish Children and Obesity 11 1.1.5 European Response 13 1.1.6 The EU School Fruit Scheme and the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme 13 1.2 Conclusion 15 Chapter Two: Methods 16 2.0 Introduction 16 2.1 Research Aim 16 2.2 Research Objectives 16 2.3 Evaluation Approach 17 2.3.1 Evaluation Schools 17 2.3.2 The Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme 19 2.3.3 The Food Dudes Quick Eating Diary 21 2.4 Data Management and Quality Assurance 23 2.4.1 Data Collection and Management 23 2.4.2 Data Quality Assurance 24 2.5 Data Analysis 25 2.6 Evaluation Limitations 27 2.7 Conclusion 28 Chapter Three 3: Presentation of Key Evaluation Findings 29 3.0 Introduction 29 3.1 Response to Evaluation 29 3.2 Quantitative Analysis – Key Results 32 3.2.1 Overall Attendance during Evaluation 32 3.2.2 Overall Fruit Results 33 3.2.3 Overall Vegetable Results 35 3.2.4 Overall Snack Results 37 3.3 Qualitative Analysis – Key Findings 39 3.3.1 Pre-Intervention Comments 40 3.3.2 Post-Intervention Comments 47 2
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3.4 Conclusion 57 3
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Chapter Four: Discussion of Evaluation Findings 58 4.0 Introduction 58 4.1 Fruit and Vegetables – Provision and Consumption 58 4.2 Snacks – Provision and Consumption 60 4.3 Conclusion 61 Recommendations 64 Index of Tables 65 Index of Figures 65 References 66 Appendix I: List of Schools for Evaluation 70 Appendix II: Food Dudes Quick Eating Diary (FDQED) 74 Appendix III: Quantitative Results 76 A. Overall Attendance Figures during Evaluation 76 B . Overall Results for Fruit Brought and Fruit Consumed 77 C. Overall Results for Vegetables Brought and Vegetables Consumed 78 D. Overall Results for Snacks Brought and Snacks Consumed 79 E. Sub-analyses of Quantitative Data 80 i. Analysis by Socioeconomic Status 80 ii . Analysis by School Gender 83 iii. Analysis by School Size 86 iv. Analysis by Dublin Schools vs. Other County Schools 89 v. Analysis by Class Age Group 92 vi. Analysis by School Type I – Special Needs 95 vii. Analysis by School Type II – Special Autistic Units 98 viii. Analysis by Denomination 101 Appendix IV: Definitions of Qualitative Codes 104 Appendix V: Qualitative Data - Teacher Comments 111 A. Pre Intervention: Positive Comments 111 B. Pre Intervention: Negative Comments 115 C. Post Intervention: Positive Comments 121 D. Post Intervention: Negative Comments 146 4
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