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Lessons Learned from Evaluations of California’s Statewide School Nutrition Standards

An effective way to support children in being active and eating healthfully is to change school policies to improve physical education and the nutritional quality of foods served. This American Journal of Public Health article assesses the impact of legislation that established nutrition standards for foods and beverages that compete with reimbursable school meals in California. Results showed that regulation of competitive foods improved school food environments and student nutritional intake.

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