TITLE

Competitive Foods and Beverages Available for Purchase in Secondary Schools -- Selected Sites, United States, 2006

AUTHOR(S)
Brener, N.; Kann, L.; O'Toole, T.; Wechsler, H.; Kimmons, J.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/29/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 34, p935
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the findings by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on competitive foods and beverages sold from vending machines or at school stores, canteens and snacks. Said study aims to improve dietary behavior and prevent obesity among the students. Data from 2004 to 2006 indicate that schools across states allowed students to buy chocolate candy and salty snacks. Also noted are changes in the availability of competitive foods and beverages in schools between 2004 and 2006.
ACCESSION #
34233958

 

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