February 15, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • Changes to school nutrition standards that pushed more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products significantly decreased kids’ and teens’ body mass index after the standards were implemented in 2010, a new study finds. The new study comes as the United States again considers updates that would put more limits on added sugars and sodium in school meals. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, followed 14,121 US youths ages 5 to 18 from January 2005 to March 2020. The researchers found an overall decrease in annual body mass index, or BMI, in the period following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. (Articles here and here)