September 1, 2006 | Journal Article
July 21, 2014 | Issue Brief
After one school year with healthier meals—with standards set by the USDA—students are eating more whole grains, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Researchers surveyed schools, parents, and examined what students threw away. See what they learned.
June 13, 2014 | Program Results Report
Bridging the Gap identifies and analyzes the policy and environmental factors that influence students' decisions about their health, drawing on local, state, and national data at the individual, school, district, state, and national levels.
December 4, 2013 | Program Results Report
The National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights organization, created an advocacy campaign highlighting the link between lack of access to healthy, affordable food and childhood obesity and promoting government nutrition programs.
July 21, 2014 | News Release
Majority of K–12 students like the school meals after they were improved based on new USDA nutrition standards, a new study finds.
July 9, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Data show that eating comfort food does indeed relieve stress. The trick is to figure out how to stress-eat without doing long-term health damage.
May 21, 2014 | News Release
The RWJF-funded study is the first to examine how existing state laws align with USDA’s "Smart Snacks in School" guidelines.
May 21, 2014 | Journal Article
Wide variation in state regulation of school “competitive foods” may make implementation of new federal standards difficult in some states.
May 2, 2014 | Story
New USDA nutrition standards adopted from the Healthy Schools Program will challenge schools in the 2014–15 academic year to offer healthier foods. See early results in 10 pilot sites.
State Farm-to-School Laws Influence the Availability of Fruits and Vegetables in School Lunches at US Public Elementary Schools
May 1, 2014 | Journal Article
Fruit and vegetable availability in U.S. public elementary school lunchrooms was highest in states with laws and schools with farm-to-school programs, showing that state laws can impact the nutritional quality of school meals.