Regional committees for medical and health research ethics
Project owner/ Project manager
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Participant at FHI
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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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