Published: March 2010

ID #: 65047

Journal: Health Aff (Millwood)

Authors: Sanchez-Vaznaugh EV, Sanchez BN, Baek J, Crawford PB

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This article explores whether new policies restricting ‘competitive’ foods and beverages in schools affected the increasing rates of overweight children in California. While the authors find that the rate of increase of overweight children did decrease significantly since the policies’ implementation, the extent to which the policies contributed to this rate of decrease in childhood overweight prevalence is unclear.

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