Food for Thought

Selim, Jocelyn
August 2003
Discover;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p14
Reports that economists David Figlio and Joshua Winicki have inspected a month of menus from elementary school districts in Virginia. Correlation of caloric content in school lunches with test performances of the districts; Average increase in caloric content of lunches on test-taking days; Comments from Figlio.


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