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More apples fewer chips? The effect of school fruit schemes on the consumption of junk food

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  • Brunello, Giorgio
  • De Paola, Maria
  • Labartino, Giovanna

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Using Italian data, we evaluate the effects on the consumption of unhealthy snacks of a European Union-wide campaign providing fruit and vegetables to school children and promoting healthy diet habits.

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  • Brunello, Giorgio & De Paola, Maria & Labartino, Giovanna, 2014. "More apples fewer chips? The effect of school fruit schemes on the consumption of junk food," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 114-126.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:118:y:2014:i:1:p:114-126
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.03.012
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    1. Maietta, Ornella Wanda & Gorgitano, Maria Teresa, 2016. "School meals and pupil satisfaction. Evidence from Italian primary schools," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 41-55.
    2. Maria Teresa Gorgitano & Ornella Wanda Maietta, 2015. "School Meals and Children Satisfaction. Evidence from Italian Primary Schools," CSEF Working Papers 405, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.

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    Keywords

    EU School Fruit campaign; Junk food; Obesity; Overweight; Rome;

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    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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