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The Influence of School Food Policies on Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Body Weight

This US-based evidence summary examines the impact of school food policies and interventions on students’ fruit and vegetable intake and students’ body mass index (BMI) or body weight outcomes. It includes key findings from four review articles. The evidence summary describes limitations and considerations for future research in this area, and concludes certain policies and/or interventions have demonstrated promising impacts on students’ dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and BMI or weight outcomes.

Resource Information

Date

February 1, 2015

Author

Power Up

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, School

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64)

Topic

Food Environment, Healthy Weight | Obesity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International

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