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Food Assistance Research Brief—A Healthy School Meal Environment

by Katherine Ralston, Jean C. Buzby, and Joanne Guthrie

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. (FANRR-34-5) 3 pp, July 2003

This report examines how schools can foster an environment that encourages healthy food choices by participants in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Environmental factors that are considered to be important in affecting those choices include (1) the nutritional quality, variety, and acceptability of program meals; (2) meal scheduling; (3) nutrition education; and (4) sales of non-USDA foods.

Keywords: National School Lunch Program, NSLP, School Breakfast Program, SBP, welfare, anti-poverty programs, food assistance programs, nutrition, dietary and health effects, poor families

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For more information contact: Katherine Ralston, Jean C. Buzby, and Joanne Guthrie

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