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Barriers to Healthy Dietary Choice Amongst Students in Sri Lanka as Perceived by School Principals and Staff

Townsend, Nick; Williams, Julianne; Wickramasinghe, Kremlin; Karunarathne, Waruni; Olupeliyawa, Asela; Manoharan, Seenithamby; Friel, Sharon


Sri Lanka has experienced a massive demographic, environmental, economic and social transition in recent decades. Over this period of time the country has undergone rapid urbanization leading to accompanying shifts in lifestyle and it suffers a double burden of under- and over-nutrition. Current programmes in the country focus on improving the dietary behaviour of secondary school students. The purpose of this study was to investigate principal’s perceptions on barriers to healthy dietary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Promotion International
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav056


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