Improving Child Nutrition: Study of School Food Environments

Posted by on March 2, 2009

Brief Features Recommendations for Shaping School Nutrition Policy

Improving Child Nutrition: Insights from the National USDA Study of School Food Environments provides recommendations for policymakers on supporting healthy changes to the school food environment as a way of improving children’s diets and overall health. The policy brief, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is based on a comprehensive analysis of data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III) and other studies using SNDA-III data. SNDA-III includes data from the 2004-2005 school year on the food and nutrient content of meals offered to and selected by children, children’s dietary behaviors at school and outside of school, and the availability and consumption of competitive foods. Please visit:

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