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Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students
Date:4/9/2013

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although students who get free or discounted lunches through federal programs are more likely to be obese than students who don't, kids in states that set higher standards for these meals are less likely to suffer that fate, new research finds.

"Students who participate in the school lunch program tend to be more obese in general, not because of the program itself but because they usually come from lower-income households where obesity is more of a problem," explained study author Daniel Taber, a research scientist with the Health Policy Center of the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"So, what we looked at was a state-by-state comparison of the gap in obesity between those kids who participate in the school lunch program and those who don't," Taber said. "And what we saw was that the gap was smaller in states that exceeded the USDA [U.S. Department of Agriculture] standard."

Taber and his colleagues report their findings online April 8 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

First established in 1946, U.S. National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meals are now consumed daily by about 32 million schoolchildren across the United States. Participation is offered to those from households where income levels are low enough to qualify.

Although lauded for its intent, the federally funded program is administered at the state -- rather than federal -- level, and it has faced criticism for often not meeting current USDA nutritional standards.

To explore the effect of any differences, the team took a snapshot of nearly 4,900 eighth-grade students across 40 states in 2006-2007.

Body mass index (or BMI, a measurement based on height and weight) and obesity data on the students was gleaned from a national study launched in 1998 to track a nationally representative sample of school kids.'/>"/>

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