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School Meal Program Participation and Its Association with Dietary Patterns and Childhood Obesity


  • Philip Gleason
  • Ronette Briefel
  • Ander Wilson
  • Allison Hedley Dodd


Does eating school meals influence children’s dietary habits or chances of being overweight or obese? This study addressed these questions using data from the School Nutrition Dietary Assessment III Study.

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  • Philip Gleason & Ronette Briefel & Ander Wilson & Allison Hedley Dodd, "undated". "School Meal Program Participation and Its Association with Dietary Patterns and Childhood Obesity," Mathematica Policy Research Reports c1c533c65a3d4883a9b227c21, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:c1c533c65a3d4883a9b227c212b2bdbd

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    1. Anne R. Gordon & Rhoda Cohen & Mary Kay Crepinsek & Mary Kay Fox & John Hall & Eric Zeidman, "undated". "The Third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study: Background and Study Design," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 5a88ac247a8242169c32e19f4, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    1. Lichtman-Sadot, Shirlee, 2016. "Does banning carbonated beverages in schools decrease student consumption?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(C), pages 30-50.

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    National School Lunch Program ; School Breakfast Program ; School Meals; Obesity; diet ; School Nutrition Dietary Assessment III; Food Assistance;

    JEL classification:

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


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