Start Date: June 2006

ID #: 57925

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Hecht, LLB

Organization: California Food Policy Advocates

Funding Round: Round 1

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This study will provide a rare assessment of the Child Nutrition Commodity Food Program, examining the nutrition quality of the foods made available by the program, the manner in which it operates, how school districts make use of the program and how the program assists or impedes school districts in complying with USDA school meal standards and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The proposed study includes secondary data analysis, a focus group, key informant interviews and a concluding stakeholder meeting for the presentation of the study’s findings and the development of policy recommendations.

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