While policy prohibiting sugary foods and beverages at school parties was uncommon, policy and law were associated with increased school-level restrictions. This indicates the potential positive role of policy at state and district levels for improving the nutritional environment at schools.
About the Study:
This study examines classroom parties as an occasion for students to consume both sugary foods and beverages, by specifically looking at the policies around U.S. public elementary school classroom birthday and holiday parties at the school, district, and state level. Data from a survey of 1,204 schools during the 2009-2011 schools years was examined. District policies and state laws were also gathered from this time.