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The School Lunch Program and Nutrient Intake: A Switching Regression Analysis

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  • John S. Akin
  • David K. Guilkey
  • Barry M. Popkin

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The nutrient impact of the school lunch program is examined, using the basic sample of the National Food Consumption Survey. The results clearly indicate the program's substantial positive effect on nutrient consumption by both low income and high income children. Moreover, the nutrient impact of school lunch participation is shown to be greater for low income children.

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  • John S. Akin & David K. Guilkey & Barry M. Popkin, 1983. "The School Lunch Program and Nutrient Intake: A Switching Regression Analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 65(3), pages 477-485.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:65:y:1983:i:3:p:477-485.
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    1. Jayanta Bhattacharya & Janet Currie & Steven J. Haider, 2006. "Breakfast of Champions?: The School Breakfast Program and the Nutrition of Children and Families," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press.
    2. Jayanta Bhattacharya & Janet Currie & Steven J. Haider, 2006. "Breakfast of Champions?: The School Breakfast Program and the Nutrition of Children and Families," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 41(3).
    3. Hihn, Jairus & Lane, Sylvia, 1986. "Economic and Sociodemographic Variables Affecting Nutritional Quality of Diets," CUDARE Working Papers 198299, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
    4. Jacoby, Hanan, 1997. "Is there an intrahousehold 'flypaper effect'?," FCND discussion papers 31, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    5. Afridi, Farzana, 2010. "Child welfare programs and child nutrition: Evidence from a mandated school meal program in India," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(2), pages 152-165, July.
    6. Janet Currie, 2003. "U.S. Food and Nutrition Programs," NBER Chapters, in: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, pages 199-290, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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