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Appendix 6: Recent Books and Reports on School Nutrition and Health Policy

Table Of Contents

Association between school food environment and practices and body mass index of US public school children. Fox MK, Dodd AH, Wilson A, Gleason PM. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2 Suppl):S108-17.

Associations between school meals offered through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and fruit and vegetable intake among ethnically diverse, low-income children. Robinson-O'Brien R, Burgess-Champoux T, Haines J, et al. Sch Health. 2010 Oct;80(10):487-92.

Availability of less nutritious snack foods and beverages in secondary schools - selected States, 2002-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Oct 9;58(39):1102-4.

Childhood obesity and schools: evidence from the national survey of children's health. Li J, Hooker NH. J Sch Health. 2010 Feb;80(2):96-103.

Competitive food initiatives in schools and overweight in children: a review of the evidence. Fox S, Meinen A, Pesik M, Landis M, Remington PL. WMJ. 2005 Jul;104(5):38-43.

Competitive foods and beverages available for purchase in secondary schools--selected sites, United States, 2006. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 Aug 29;57(34):935-8.

The effects of the National School Lunch Program on education and health. Hinrichs P. J Policy Anal Manage. 2010 Summer;29(3):479-505.

Got low-fat milk? How a community-based coalition changed school milk policy in New York City. Golub M, Charlop M, Groisman-Perelstein AE, et al. Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34 Suppl 1:S44-53.

Healthier options for public schoolchildren program improves weight and blood pressure in 6- to 13-year-olds. Hollar D, Messiah SE, Lopez-Mitnik G, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):261-7.

The impact of the availability of school vending machines on eating behavior during lunch: the Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey. Park S, Sappenfield WM, Huang Y, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Oct;110(10):1532-6.

Lessons learned from evaluations of California's statewide school nutrition standards. Woodward-Lopez G, Gosliner W, Samuels SE, et al. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2137-45.

The politics of obesity: a current assessment and look ahead. Kersh R. Milbank Q. 2009 Mar;87(1):295-316.

Position of the American Dietetic Association: local support for nutrition integrity in schools. Bergman EA, Gordon RW; American Dietetic Association. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Aug;110(8):1244-54.

Prevention of the epidemic increase in child risk of overweight in low-income schools: the El Paso coordinated approach to child health. Coleman KJ, Tiller CL, et al. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Mar;159(3):217-24.

Report card on school snack food policies among the United States' largest school districts in 2004-2005: room for improvement. Greves HM, Rivara FP. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Jan 3;3:1.

The role of schools in obesity prevention. Story M, Kaphingst KM, French S. Future Child. 2006 Spring;16(1):109-42.

School food environments and policies in US public schools. Finkelstein DM, Hill EL, Whitaker RC. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):e251-9.

School food environments and practices affect dietary behaviors of US public school children. Briefel RR, Crepinsek MK, Cabili C, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2 Suppl):S91-107.

Schools and obesity prevention: creating school environments and policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Story M, Nanney MS, Schwartz MB. Milbank Q. 2009 Mar;87(1):71-100.

A structured, interactive method for youth participation in a school district-university partnership to prevent obesity. Meininger JC, Reyes LR, Selwyn BJ, Upchurch SL, et al. J Sch Health. 2010 Oct;80(10):493-500.

The third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study: findings and policy implications for improving the health of US children. Story M. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2 Suppl):S7-13.


A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health. Journal of School Health, v. 78, no. 2, February 2008. 66 p. [PDF | 306KB] Exit Disclaimer

Childhood obesity in the United States, 1976-2008 : trends and current racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities / Rockville, MD : HHS Health Resources and Services Administration, 2010. 6 p.

Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children : workshop summaries / Whitacre, Paula. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009. 96 p.

F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America: Washington, D.C., Trust for America's Health , 2005, 148p.,

Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2005; xiv, 322 p.

Let's Move: Toolkit for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Organizations. Washington, DC: HHS, 2010 . 51 p.

Obesity and Socioeconomic Status in Children and Adolescents: United States, 2005-2008 : NCHS Data Brief, No. 51. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , 2010 . 7 p.

Obesity in youth: causes, consequences, and cures / Heinberg, L J; Thompson, J K. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2009. 243 p.

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity : How Do We Measure Up? / Kaplan, J.; Liverman, C.; Kraak, V.; Wisham, S.: Washington, D.C., Institute of Medicine, The National Academies Press, 2007, xvi, 475 p.

Promoting a healthy weight in children and youth : clinical strategies : recommendations and best practices / United States. Indian Health Service. Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. Albuquerque, N.M. : Office of Information Technology (OIT); 2008. 59 p.

Promoting healthy communities and preventing childhood obesity : trends in recent legislation / Denver, CO : National Conference of State Legislatures, 2010. 42 p.

Solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation : White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity report to the President. / United States. White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Washington, D.C.: Executive Office of the President of the United States, 2010. 124 p


State Options for Reducing Overweight and Obesity: Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), 2006; 8 p., 2006

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