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Children's Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Do School Environment and Policies Affect Choices at School and Away from School?


  • Ariun Ishdorj
  • Mary Kay Crepinsek
  • Helen H. Jensen


On an average school day, school lunch participants consume more fruits and vegetables, including relatively more at school and less away from school compared to nonparticipants.

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  • Ariun Ishdorj & Mary Kay Crepinsek & Helen H. Jensen, 2013. "Children's Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Do School Environment and Policies Affect Choices at School and Away from School?," Mathematica Policy Research Reports aed0e856bd204a52abb8ef67e, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:aed0e856bd204a52abb8ef67e0c7478c

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    1. Pohl, R. Vincent & Clark, Kathryn L. & Thomas, Ryan C., 2017. "Minimum Wages and Healthy Diet," MPRA Paper 87239, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Chen, Danhong & Thomsen, Michael & Nayga, Rodolfo & Park, Sangsoo & Bennett, Judy, 2016. "Evaluating the Impact of Participation in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program on Childhood Obesity Using Synthetic Difference-in-Difference Method," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, Boston, Massachusetts 236072, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    3. Ogundari, Kolawole & Arifalo, Sadiat Funmilayo, 2013. "Determinants of Household Demand for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable in Nigeria: A Double Hurdle Approach," Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Humboldt-Universitaat zu Berlin, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 1-18, August.

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    Censoring; Endogeneity; Food Assistance; Fruits and Vegetables; National School Lunch Program ; NSLP; Nutrition;

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    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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