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School-FERST Survey 2016

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posted on 06.12.2019 by Erica DSouza, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Boyd Swinburn

This survey was developed as part of the School Food Environment Review and Support Tool (School-FERST), a monitoring and feedback system developed as part of a doctoral thesis investigation by Erica D’Souza:

Some of the literature used to inform this survey are:

1. Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Y.U. Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment Survey. 2008; Available from:

2. Watts. C, W.A., 2007 School and ECE Services Food and Nutrition Environment Survey. 2008: Unpublished.

3. Turner, L., Chaloupka, Frank J. Food and Fitness School Health Policies and Practices Questionnaire. Part 1. 2010 [cited 2013 9 December]; Available from:

4. Ministry of Health, Food and beverage classification system for years 1-13. 2007.

5. Bauer, K.W., et al., Energy Content of U.S. Fast-Food Restaurant Offerings: 14-Year Trends. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012. 43(5): p. 490-497.

6. Carter, M.A. and B. Swinburn, Measuring the 'obesogenic' food environment in New Zealand primary schools. Health Promot Int, 2004. 19(1): p. 15-20.

7. Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals & University of Minnesota, D.o.E. Food Policies and Practices in Minnesota High Schools A Survey of Secondary School Principals. 2001; Available from:

8. Ward D, H.D., Haverly K, Marks J, Benjamin S, Ball S, Trost S. Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care. 2008; Available from:



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