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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.