State Laws on School Vending: The Need for a Public Health Approach

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Michele R. Simon

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ellen J. Fried

New York University (NYU) - Department of Nutrition Food Studies and Public Health

Date Written: February 1, 2007

Abstract

School nutrition has taken center stage in the national debate over how to reverse rising rates of childhood obesity. State legislative activity, sluggish at first, has quickly intensified in recent years. Summary reports from services such as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and picked up by the media tend to paint a positive picture of the momentum. For example, the NCSL reports that 2005 was “a watershed year for state legislation dealing with school nutrition.” Similarly, for 2005, the Health Policy Tracking Service (HPTS) reported “this year alone, 42 state legislatures have enacted or proposed measures that require or recommend nutritional guidance for schools.”

Suggested Citation

Simon, Michele and Fried, Ellen J., State Laws on School Vending: The Need for a Public Health Approach (February 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2019750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2019750

Michele Simon (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ellen J. Fried

New York University (NYU) - Department of Nutrition Food Studies and Public Health ( email )

New York, NY 10011
United States
212-998-5580 (Phone)

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