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Table 2 Summary of cases

From: Adopting and implementing nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities: Public and private sector roles. A multiple case study

Case Full adopter Semi-adopter Non-adopter
Facility type Large modern multipurpose facility Large modern multipurpose facility Four small aging, single purpose facilities
Funding Publicly funded Publicly funded Publicly funded
Food service management General manager General manager Dedicated concession services manager
Food service: concession(s) An international franchise that had adopted the ANGCY in schools and in the full adopter facility. Popular for its fries and poutine. 1) An international franchise that had adopted the ANGCY in schools and was willing to adopt them in the semi-adopter facility. The company had a healthy brand image. 4 municipally-operated concessions that were not associated with schools and were not willing to adopt the ANGCY in non-adopter facilities. The study focussed on concessions in 2 facilities:
2) A small local company that had no school-based operations and was not willing to adopt the ANGCY in the semi-adopter facility. Popular for its fries and poutine. 1) Pool café popular for its sandwiches, wraps, and baked goods.
2) Arena concession with a fast-food style menu.
Food service: vending machines 12 machines serviced by a company that had adopted the ANGCY in schools and in the full adopter facility. 21 machines serviced by a company that had adopted the ANGCY in schools and in the semi-adopter facility. 3 machines serviced by a company that had not adopted the ANGCY in schools or in non-adopter facilities.
Relationship with schools Shared a field with 2 high schools. Students came to the facility at lunch primarily to purchase the unhealthy items they could not purchase on their campuses. No schools within close proximity. High school students came to the pool café at lunch, presumably to avoid long line-ups and because they preferred the café-style menu to their school’s cafeteria.
Clients > 50% children1 > 50% children1 > 50% children1
  1. ANGCY: Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth.
  2. 1Children are defined as < 18 years of age.