The Relationship Between State Policies for Competitive Foods and School Nutrition Practices in the United States

The Relationship Between State Policies for Competitive Foods and School Nutrition Practices in the United States
April 24, 2014
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most students in grades kindergarten through 12 have access to foods and beverages during the school day outside the federal school meal programs, which are called competitive foods. At the time of this study, competitive foods were subject to minimal federal nutrition standards, but states could implement additional standards. Our analysis examined the association between school nutrition practices and alignment of state policies with Institute of Medicine recommendations (IOM Standards).





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