Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among employees.

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Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among employees.. / Lassen, Anne Dahl; Ernst, Lotte; Poulsen, Sanne; Andersen, Klaus Kaae; Hansen, Gitte L.; Biltoft-Jensen, Anja Pia; Tetens, Inge.

In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2012, p. 452-458.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Lassen, Anne Dahl; Ernst, Lotte; Poulsen, Sanne; Andersen, Klaus Kaae; Hansen, Gitte L.; Biltoft-Jensen, Anja Pia; Tetens, Inge / Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among employees..

In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2012, p. 452-458.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among employees.",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
author = "Lassen, {Anne Dahl} and Lotte Ernst and Sanne Poulsen and Andersen, {Klaus Kaae} and Hansen, {Gitte L.} and Biltoft-Jensen, {Anja Pia} and Inge Tetens",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1017/S1368980011001431",
volume = "15",
number = "3",
pages = "452--458",
journal = "Public Health Nutrition",
issn = "1368-9800",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among employees.

A1 - Lassen,Anne Dahl

A1 - Ernst,Lotte

A1 - Poulsen,Sanne

A1 - Andersen,Klaus Kaae

A1 - Hansen,Gitte L.

A1 - Biltoft-Jensen,Anja Pia

A1 - Tetens,Inge

AU - Lassen,Anne Dahl

AU - Ernst,Lotte

AU - Poulsen,Sanne

AU - Andersen,Klaus Kaae

AU - Hansen,Gitte L.

AU - Biltoft-Jensen,Anja Pia

AU - Tetens,Inge

PB - Cambridge University Press

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of a relatively novel concept of providing employees with healthy ready-to-heat meals to bring home to their families, here referred to as Canteen Take Away (CTA). Design: Employees’ dietary intake on two weekdays when they received free CTA was compared with that on weekdays when they did not receive CTA. Four nonconsecutive 24 h dietary recalls were applied to assess dietary intake on a daily basis. Moreover, a digital photographic method was used to assess evening meal intake for three consecutive weeks. Data were analysed using a mixed-effects model. Setting: A financial worksite offering CTA. Subjects: Twenty-seven employees. Results: Overall dietary quality as expressed by the energy density of the food (excluding beverages) was found to be significantly lower on days consuming CTA meals compared to days not consuming CTA with regard to evening meal intake (average difference: 2187 (95% CI 2225, 2149) kJ/100 g) and on a daily basis (average difference: 277 (95% CI 2132, 221) kJ/100 g). Other favourable differences included increased vegetable intake (average difference: 83 (95% CI 67, 98) g/evening meal, 109 (95% CI 62, 155) g/d). Conclusion: The present study shows that providing healthy take-away dinners has potential for promoting healthy dietary habits among employees. This reinforces the importance of availability and convenience as effective tools to promote healthy eating habits.

AB - Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of a relatively novel concept of providing employees with healthy ready-to-heat meals to bring home to their families, here referred to as Canteen Take Away (CTA). Design: Employees’ dietary intake on two weekdays when they received free CTA was compared with that on weekdays when they did not receive CTA. Four nonconsecutive 24 h dietary recalls were applied to assess dietary intake on a daily basis. Moreover, a digital photographic method was used to assess evening meal intake for three consecutive weeks. Data were analysed using a mixed-effects model. Setting: A financial worksite offering CTA. Subjects: Twenty-seven employees. Results: Overall dietary quality as expressed by the energy density of the food (excluding beverages) was found to be significantly lower on days consuming CTA meals compared to days not consuming CTA with regard to evening meal intake (average difference: 2187 (95% CI 2225, 2149) kJ/100 g) and on a daily basis (average difference: 277 (95% CI 2132, 221) kJ/100 g). Other favourable differences included increased vegetable intake (average difference: 83 (95% CI 67, 98) g/evening meal, 109 (95% CI 62, 155) g/d). Conclusion: The present study shows that providing healthy take-away dinners has potential for promoting healthy dietary habits among employees. This reinforces the importance of availability and convenience as effective tools to promote healthy eating habits.

U2 - 10.1017/S1368980011001431

DO - 10.1017/S1368980011001431

JO - Public Health Nutrition

JF - Public Health Nutrition

SN - 1368-9800

IS - 3

VL - 15

SP - 452

EP - 458

ER -