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School Meal Programs: Competitive Foods Are Widely Available and Generate Substantial Revenues for Schools
Recent increases in child obesity have sparked con

Our Price: $20.00
By David D. Bellis (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 58
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422304140

Recent increases in child obesity have sparked concerns about competitive foods (CF) -- foods sold to students in school that are not part of federally reimbursable school meals. The nutritional value of these foods is unregulated, & students can purchase these foods in addition to or instead of school meals. This report provides info. from two nationally representative surveys about the prevalence of CF in schools, CF restrictions & groups involved in their sale, & the amounts & uses of revenue generated from the sale of CF. It also provides info. about strategies schools have used to limit the availability of less nutritious CF, based on visits to 6 school districts in Calif., Conn., Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina. Charts & tables.

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