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Implementation lessons for school food policies and marketing restrictions in the Philippines: a qualitative policy analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2018
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Title
Implementation lessons for school food policies and marketing restrictions in the Philippines: a qualitative policy analysis
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12992-017-0320-y
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Erica Reeve, Anne Marie Thow, Colin Bell, Katrin Engelhardt, Ella Cecilia Gamolo-Naliponguit, John Juliard Go, Gary Sacks

Abstract

The school environment can enhance children's skills, knowledge and behaviours in relation to healthy eating. However, in many countries, unhealthy foods are commonly available in schools, and children can be exposed to aggressive marketing by the food industry. Taking the perspective of policymakers, this study aimed to identify barriers and enablers to effective school food policy development and implementation in the Philippines. In May 2016, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 policymakers and stakeholders involved in school food policymaking and implementation in the Philippines. The Health Policy Analysis Triangle was used to identify interview questions and to guide the thematic analysis. These included the political and socio-environmental context, strengths and limitations of existing policy content, roles and behaviours of actors, implementation processes, policy outcomes, and opportunities to improve policy coherence. The Department of Education's policy 'Orders' represented a relatively strong policy framework for the education sector of the Philippines. However, a lack of human and financial resources for implementation, planning, and policy enforcement limited the impact of the policy on the healthiness of school food provision. Ambiguity in policy wording allowed a wide interpretation of the foods eligible to be provided in schools, and led to difficulties in effective monitoring and enforcement. Food companies used existing relationships with schools to promote their brands and compromise the establishment of a stronger food policy agenda. We found a motivated group of actors engaging in policy-oriented learning and advocating for a stronger policy alternative so as to improve the school food environment. The adoption of policy mechanisms being used to promote healthy dietary practices in the school setting will be strengthened by more robust implementation planning processes, and resources to support implementation and enforcement. Policymakers should ensure policy language clearly and unequivocally promotes healthier food and beverage options. Steps should be taken to achieve policy coherence by ensuring the objectives of one agency or institution are not undermining that of any others. Where there is reliance on the private sector for school resources, safeguards should be established to protect against conflicts of interest.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 126 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 4%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 38 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 25 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 15%
Social Sciences 12 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 3%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 42 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2021.
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