State laws can impact the nutritional quality of school meals utilizing FTSPs. Additional legislation may increase school participation in FTSPs and, therefore, increase fruit and vegetable availability. Further research is needed to evaluate the impact of laws and FTSPs on consumption of fruits and vegetables.
About the Study
A part of Bridging the Gap, this study utilized cross-sectional survey data from 1792 U.S. public elementary schools in the 2006 -2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 school years. The survey was completed by a school administrator and food service personnel.