Table 1

Overview of the interview topics
Topic Principal Teachers
School food policy - Does the school have rules/recommendations about the food and beverages children are allowed to consume during school time?
- Can you describe these food rules/recommendations?
Communication about food policy - Are the food rules/recommendations written down?
- Where are these food rules/recommendations written down?
- Do you inform parents about the food rules/recommendations?
- How do you inform parents about the food rules/recommendations?
Compliance with food policy - Does it frequently happen that children bring food to schools which is not allowed?
Enforcement of food policy - What do you do when children bring food to school which is not allowed according to the food policy?
Appreciation of food policy - Do you think that parents appreciate the school food policy?
- Why do think that parents appreciate the school food policy?
Attention paid to school food policy and nutrition education - Does the school pay attention to nutrition and health during class?
- Which method or program does the school use to educate children about nutrition and/or health?
- In your opinion, does the school pay enough attention to nutrition and health?
Schools’ role in encouragement healthy eating habits children - Do you believe that encouraging healthy food habits among children is a responsibility of the schools? - Do you believe that encouraging healthy food habits among children is a responsibility of the schools?
- What is the role of the parents in encouragement of healthy eating habits among children? - What is the role of the parents in encouragement of healthy eating habits among children?

van Ansem et al.

van Ansem et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:339   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-339

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