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Schoolchildren Consumed More Whole Grains Following Change in School Meal Standards

Joanne Guthrie, Biing-Hwan Lin () and Travis Smith ()

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. February 2020, issue 01

Abstract: A study by ERS and University of Georgia researchers found that in 2013-14, the whole grain to total grain consumption ratio for the school foods children ate (USDA school meals and non-USDA snacks or meals obtained at school) was 21.5 percent—higher than the 17.2 percent ratio for home-prepared foods and the 2.6 percent ratio for foods from restaurants and fast food places.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302901

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