Title

Equity Arguments in News Reporting on School Nutrition Policy

Publication Title

Health Equity

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

6-1-2018

Abstract

Purpose: In two related studies, we examined how equity-based arguments featured in news debate over federal school nutrition policy. Methods: We conducted content analyses of national and local print and broadcast news (September 1, 2014-December 31, 2015), examining arguments rooted in appeals about equity and/or disparities. Results: Equity and/or disparities appeals appeared in 24% television, 14% national print, and 5% local print stories. Socioeconomic inequities were mentioned most; racial/ethnic inequities appeared minimally. Conclusions: Neither equity nor disparity featured prominently in this news debate over policy created to address children's nutritional inequities. When included, arguments focused on overcoming inequities' effects rather than addressing root causes

DOI

10.1089/heq.2017.0061

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/27194

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