Start Date: September 2007

ID #: 63147

Principal Investigator: Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Organization: Dartmouth College

Funding Round: New Connections Round 1

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The goal of this study is to analyze the impact of school vending machine policies on adolescent beverage consumption in predominantly rural high schools across New Hampshire and Vermont. Using data from an ongoing study, this project will specifically seek to compare school beverage vending machine guidelines, restrictions, implementation, and content; and to evaluate the influence of the school beverage vending machine environment on adolescent beverage consumption. Investigators will also work with school officials to evaluate how school policy is developed and what impact it has on food and beverage options at school. This project’s target population includes children from 38 predominantly rural schools.

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