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The Policy Proposal:
Research Briefs & Articles:
Food Research and Action Center:
- The Case for Healthy School Meals for All – Food Research & Action Center
- Healthy School Meals for All Advances Racial Equity
- School Meals are Essential for Student Health and Learning
- The Connections Between Food Insecurity, the Federal Nutrition Programs, and Student Behavior
- David Sandman, Ph.D. – President and CEO of the New York Health Foundation – commentary: “NYHealth Survey of Food and Health“
- Free School Meals: When the Feds Step Back, States Step Up
The Education Trust:
Children’s Defense Fund:
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI):
Au LE, Gurzo K, Gosliner W, Webb KL, Crawford PB, Ritchie LD. (2018). Eating School Meals Daily Is Associated with Healthier Dietary Intakes: The Healthy Communities Study. Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Frisvold, D. E. (2015). Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program. Journal of Public Economics.
Jessie Handbury & Sarah Moshary. (2021). School Food Policy Affects Everyone: Retail Responses to the National School Lunch Program. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series.
John Cook, PhD & Karen Jeng, AB. (2015). Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on our Nation.
Michelle Marcus & Katherine G. Yewell, (2022.) The Effect of Free School Meals on Household Food Purchases: Evidence from the Community Eligibility Provision. Journal of Health Economics.
Ptomey, L. T., Steger, F. L., Schubert, M. M., Lee, J., Willis, E. A., Sullivan, D. K., Szabo-Reed, A. N., Washburn, R. A., & Donnelly, J. E. (2016). Breakfast Intake and Composition is Associated with Superior Academic Achievement in Elementary Schoolchildren. Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The Rockefeller Foundation. (2021). True Cost of Food: School Meals Case Study.
Vaisman, N., Voet, H., Akivis, A., & Vakil, E., (1996). Effects of Breakfast Timing on Cognitive Functions of Elementary School Students. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Learn about the different ways that you can get involved today.
We are advocating for New York to establish and fund Healthy School Meals for All in the FY2024 state budget.
Learn more about the budget process and how you can get involved.
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