May 9, 2012 | New Public Health Post
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.
June 1, 2014 | Journal Article
An increase of low-energy, high-dense food availability in school vending machines was associated with school profit, as well as schools receiving commercial incentives and receipts, while district profits were associated with decreased availability.
April 9, 2014 | Journal Article
This study shows that over 80 percent of U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools met the new federal legislation mandating the availability of free drinking water during lunchtime.
April 1, 2014 | Story
The main focus of the IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions is to promote physical activity and healthy eating among children and youth, the Roundtable’s charge extends to interventions for adults, families and communities as well.
August 1, 2013 | Journal Article
In this study, strong school district policy was associated with increased odds of not withholding students from recess for poor behavior or completing schoolwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.