Schools that provide federally reimbursed meal programs must meet federal nutrition standards. But snacks and drinks sold outside of these programs—so-called competitive foods—do not have to meet these requirements. This brief examines the availability of competitive foods, their nutritional content, their impact on students’ food consumption and policies for improving the school food environment.
Published: May 2007
ID #: 1008
Publisher: Healthy Eating Research
Authors: Larson N, Story M
Keywords: Beverage contracts, Competitive foods, Fast food, Food service, Fruits and vegetables, Nutrition standards, Restaurant, School meal programs, School wellness policies, Snacks, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Vending machines
Resource Type: Research Review
Supporting the Wake Forest School of Medicine in implementing a WIC referral program within electronic health records to optimize WIC participationThe United States has an ongoing maternal and infant health crisis, characterized by stark disparities. The WIC program could equitably improve health outcomes, but it is underutilized. Identifying strategies for healthcare systems to efficiently connect pregnant patients with WIC is a public health and policy priority. This study will use the electronic health record (EHR) More