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Table 2 Strategies used by camps with residential summer camp programs to address unhealthy eating behaviors of children1( n= 247)

From: Residential summer camp: a new venue for nutrition education and physical activity promotion

  Percent n
Increased fruits and vegetables 73.3 181
Increased healthy drink options (milk, water) 55.1 136
Re-designed daily menus to incorporate healthier foods 55.1 136
Reduced sweets/sugary foods 45.7 113
Reduced fried foods 43.3 107
Provided more healthy food options in canteen 36.4 90
Reduced candy, soda, and other “junk food” in canteen 33.2 82
Prohibited care packages containing food 27.1 67
Offer low/no fat alternatives where possible 16.6 41
Served smaller meal portions 6.9 17
Encouraged small-portion meals and/or healthy snacks 3.6 9
Other 13.0 32
No new strategies have been used 13.8 34
  1. 1 Respondents could select more than one option.