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School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity


Daniel L. Millimet


Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Rusty Tchernis


Georgia State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Muna Hussain


Southern Methodist University (SMU)

January 23, 2008

CAEPR Working Paper No. 2007-014

Abstract:     
In light of the recent rise in childhood obesity, the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have received renewed attention, despite the fact that they have existed for decades. The SBP, in particular, is viewed as a potentially important component of any policy reform designed to combat the increased prevalence of overweight children given the importance attributed to a nutritious breakfast. Using panel data on over 13,500 students from kindergarten through third grade, we assess the relationship between SBP and NSLP participation on (relatively) long-run measures of child weight. While we find more mixed evidence on the association between NSLP participation and child weight, we obtain a relatively robust positive association between SBP participation and child weight, particularly for white children, entering kindergarten in the 'normal' weight range, with mothers of moderate education.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 54

Keywords: School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program

JEL Classification: C31, H51, I18, I28

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Date posted: August 7, 2007 ; Last revised: May 1, 2008

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Millimet, Daniel L. and Tchernis, Rusty and Hussain, Muna, School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity (January 23, 2008). CAEPR Working Paper No. 2007-014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1005361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1005361

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Georgia State University - Department of Economics ( email )
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Muna Hussain
Southern Methodist University (SMU) ( email )
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Dallas, TX 75275
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