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School Food Unwrapped: What's Available and What Our Kids Actually Are Eating

Child Trends, 2008. (PDF, 9 pgs.)

An examination of the prevalence of vending machines, school stores, other outlets in elementary schools that often provide non-nutritious foods, the types of food and beverages sold within these outlets, and student consumption of food at school among a nationally representative sample of fifth-grade students.

A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity

Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008. (web article)

A multi-component school-based intervention can be effective in preventing the development of overweight among children in grades 4 through 6 in urban public schools with a high proportion of children eligible for free and reduced-priced school meals.

Alliance School Beverage Guidelines Final Progress Report

American Beverage Association, 2010. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

The beverage industry continues to significantly cut calories in schools in the final report of a three-year implementation period of the national School Beverage Guidelines. The guidelines limit portion sizes and reduce the number of calories available to children during the school day.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.