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Haveman-Nies, A., M.C.E. Battjes-Fries, W.M. van Wijhe-van Zadelhoff and J.H. Snel. 2017. No change no progress: why school-based nutrition education programmes should continue to evolve. Education and Health. 35(4):90-92.

Number of pages: 3

Type of document: Journal Article

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Marieke C.E. Battjes-Fries, PhD


Language of document: English

Title in English: No change no progress: why school-based nutrition education programmes should continue to evolve

Abstract / summary in English:

School-based nutrition education programmes are often used to teach children about nutrition and provide them with skills to make healthy food choices. In the Netherlands, different programmes have been developed, each with its own characteristics. Taste Lessons is one of these nutrition education programmes for primary schools. The programme aims to raise children’s interest in food and nutrition by providing new experiences with taste and food products in a positive and playful way. Primary schools are free to implement Taste Lessons, as nutrition education is not mandatory in the Netherlands. The programme is developed in practice and evaluated in a real-world setting. Changes in policy and financing have led to the current programme. Evaluation research has yielded insights that contributed to the ongoing development of the programme. Moreover, evaluation research has given an impulse to new nutrition education policy. Directions for further improvement of Taste Lessons and its effects are proposed in this article.


Keywords in English: Primary school, nutrition education, Taste Lessons, progress
No change no progress: why school-based nutrition education programmes should continue to evolve