Competitive Foods: Soft Drinks Vs. Milk ; Food Assistance Research Brief
A USDA Report to Congress found that "competitive foods"-those available in schools in addition to USDA-provided school meals-have lower nutritional quality than school meals. These foods may contribute to overconsumption of food energy, dietary fat, saturated fat, added sugars, and sodium, and underconsumption of calcium, fiber, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Restricting the availability of less nutritious foods, taxing such foods, and improved marketing of more nutritious food choices have been proposed as policy changes, and in some cases have been tested in individual States and districts. This issue brief reviews current information on the growth and impact of competitive foods, and presents an Economic Research Service case study on competition between soft drinks and milk in particular.
|Date of creation:||2003|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.ers.usda.gov/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:uersfa:33799. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.