Capturing the impact of new food and beverage standards in California high schools

The Foundation's program, Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess environmental and policy influences with the greatest potential to improve healthy eating and weight patterns among the nation's children.The aims of the study are to: (1) assess the impact of California's legislated standards for competitive foods on the food and beverage environment in 50 randomly selected public high schools; (2) describe the impact of changes in the food environment on students' participation in school meal programs; (3) assess the effect of legislated nutrition standards on the financial operations of the food service department and other school entities that sell foods and beverages on campus; and (4) assess the impact of changes in the school food environment on students' intake of foods and beverages. Fifty randomly selected public high schools will be recruited. The study's target population is multiracial/ethnic students in grades 9-12.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $399,965.00

Awarded on: 6/2/2006

Time frame: 6/15/2006 - 11/30/2009

Grant Number: 57926


University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources

101 Giannini Hall
Berkeley, 94720-3100


Patricia B. Crawford
Project Director