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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2007

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth

Description of Resource: 
This report describes an approach and guiding principles, based on nutritional science, for developing nutrition standards for foods and beverages (other than federally reimbursable meals and snacks) that are offered in schools. The report discusses the school environment and addresses nutrition-related health concerns, dietary intakes, and eating behaviors of children and adolescents. Recommendations are provided for nutrition standards for competitive foods sold in schools. An appendix lists current standards by states.

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Developed By: 
Institute of Medicine
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Citation: 
Stallings VA, Yaktine AL, eds., and Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth [Internet]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2007 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11899