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Table 2 Themes identified in the study

From: Parents’ and teachers’ views of the promotion of healthy eating in Australian primary schools

Perceived strengths of primary schools in the promotion of healthy eating
Theme 1. Food and nutrition education programs
Theme 2. Being community based, reaching parents
Theme 3. Teachers as role models and the authority of schools
Theme 4. Healthy school food environments
a. Fruit breaks and providing free fruit
b. Rules over food breaks
c. Healthy canteens and lunch orders
Perceived weaknesses of primary schools in the promotion of healthy eating
Theme 1. Limited time
Theme 2. Lack of knowledge, expertise and motivation
Theme 3. Unhealthy school food environments
Theme 4. Cost of food and nutrition education and associated lack of funding