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Project

Evaluation of free school fruit on childhood growth and obesity: a natural experiment - project description

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This project will examine to which extent free fruit in schools may influence weight development in schoolchildren.


Summary

Obesity in childhood is an increasing problem. We examine to which extent free fruit in schools may influence weight development in school-children. In Norway, free fruit was given to pupils in some schools, but not in others, in the period 2007 to 2014. By measuring height and weight in 13-year old children in a representative sample in 2017, we use this natural experiment to evaluate effects of free fruit in schools.

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Project participants

Project leader

Per Magnus, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project participants

Ingunn Holden Bergh, Avdeling for barns helse og utvikling, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Bjørn Heine Strand, Avdeling for kroniske sykdommer og aldring, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Pål Suren, Avdeling for barns helse og utvikling, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Elling Tufte Bere, Avdeling for helse og ulikhet, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Bente Øvrebø, University of Agder
Andrew Wills, University of Bristol

Start

01.03.2017

End

31.01.2026

Status

Active

Approvals

Regional committees for medical and health research ethics

Project owner/ Project manager

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project manager

Per Minor Magnus