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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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This is an ongoing series about school meal trends, impacts of improving school lunch, and support by students and parents for healthier school meals. The studies document, among other findings, that students are selecting healthier meals, participation has held steady, food waste is down, and revenues have rebounded after an initial decline following adoption of new standards.

They contribute to the growing body of research showing that healthier school meals and snacks can help improve kids’ diets and may help reduce obesity, while increased physical activity for students improves health as well as academic achievement.

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