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School Lunches Healthier at U.S. Secondary Schools Following National Standards, Study Finds

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Summer 2015
Volume 2, Issue 3

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Volume 2, Issue 1

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June 2014 - (Heritage Radio's Inside School Food)
Do Stricter Meal Standards Lead to Better Health Outcomes?

April 2014 - (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics podcast)
Drinking Water is Widely Available in U.S. Public School Cafeterias

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11/17/14 - (Reuters)
Few Schools Adhered to USDA Nutrition Standards Before 2013

7/21/14 - (New York Times)
Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

7/28/14 - (HealthDay)
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

05/08/12 - (New York Times)
Bans on School Junk Food Pay Off in California

02/06/12 - (USA Today)
Junk Foods Widely Available at Elementary Schools

11/01/10 - (Wall Street Journal Health Blog)
Study: Elementary Schoolers Have Access to High-Fat, Sugary Drinks at School

07/22/10 - (New York Times)
Extra Weight Adds to Economic Woes

05/31/10 - (The Washington Post)
Your Neighborhood May Affect Your Teen's Weight

04/01/10 - (CNN Health Beat)
Soda Tax Isn't Curbing Obesity in Kids

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