August 1, 2012 | Journal Article
September 8, 2014 | News Release
Poll from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the American Heart Association and RWJF says the majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students.
July 1, 2012 | Report
June 1, 2012 | Report
Cereals advertised to children contain 57 percent more sugar, 52 percent less fiber, and 50 percent more sodium than cereals advertised to adults.
May 8, 2012 | Report
Comprehensive strategies for addressing the nation's obesity epidemic with a call to action for leaders to accelerate and advance those strategies.
May 3, 2012 | New Public Health Post
Perceived Reactions of Elementary School Students to Changes in School Lunches After Implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture's New Meals Standards
July 7, 2014 | Journal Article
School leaders report widespread student acceptance of new healthier lunches offered after USDA improves nutrition standards.
July 1, 2014 | Journal Article
Higher standards for school snacks sold outside meals programs are coming in the 2014–15 school year. Some states incentivize school participation, while others punish non-compliance. See all the ways 18 states address the new standards.
RWJF examines the types of competitive foods - foods and beverages schools offer outside of meal programs - available in our nation's schools, as well as their impact on student health and school finances.
February 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Sweet and salty snacks, also known as “competitive foods,” remain available to students in nearly half of all elementary schools. This Bridging the Gap study presents the most up-to-date information on the issue, and urges the Department of Agriculture to set strong, consistent nutrition standards for these snacks.