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Appendix 5: Recent Books and Reports on School Meals and Academic Performance

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Association of overweight with academic performance and social and behavioral problems: an update from the early childhood longitudinal study. Judge S, Jahns L. J Sch Health. 2007 Dec;77(10):672-8.

Associations of adiposity with measured and self-reported academic performance in early adolescence. Huang TT, Goran MI, et al. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Oct;14(10):1839-45.

Breakfast habits, nutritional status, body weight, and academic performance in children and adolescents. Rampersaud GC, Pereira MA, Girard BL, Adams J, Metzl JD. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 May;105(5):743-60; quiz 761-2.

Childhood overweight and academic performance: national study of kindergartners and first-graders. Datar A, Sturm R, Magnabosco JL. Obes Res. 2004 Jan;12(1):58-68.

Diet, breakfast, and academic performance in children. Kleinman RE, Hall S, Green H, Korzec-Ramirez D Ann Nutr Metab. 2002;46 Suppl 1:24-30.

Dietary patterns related to attainment in school: the importance of early eating patterns. Feinstein L, Sabates R, Sorhaindo A. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008 Aug;62(8):734-9.

Ingredients for a Healthy School Lunch Movement. Fulton H. GIH Bulletin. 2010 Nov; 2 p.

Effect of a two-year obesity prevention intervention on percentile changes in body mass index and academic performance in low-income elementary school children.
Hollar D, Messiah SE, Lopez-Mitnik G, Hollar TL, Almon M, Agatston AS. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr;100(4):646-53.

Effective multi-level, multi-sector, school-based obesity prevention programming improves weight, blood pressure, and academic performance, especially among low-income, minority children.
Hollar D, Lombardo M, Lopez-Mitnik G. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 May;21(2 Suppl):93-108.

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

Examining attendance, academic performance, and behavior in obese adolescents. Daniels DY. J Sch Nurs. 2008 Dec;24(6):379-87.

The extended relationship between child cardiovascular risks and academic performance measures. Cottrell LA, Northrup K, Wittberg R. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Dec;15(12):3170-7.

Health disparities and gaps in school readiness. Currie J. Future Child. 2005 Spring;15(1):117-38.

Nutrition and educational attainment. Warner JO. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2006 Aug;17(5):313.

Nutrition and performance in children. Fanjiang G, Kleinman RE. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007 May;10(3):342-7.

Overweight is associated with decreased cognitive functioning among school-age children and adolescents. Li Y, Dai Q, Jackson JC, Zhang J.L. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Aug;16(8):1809-15.

The role of breakfast and a mid-morning snack on the ability of children to concentrate at school. Benton D, Jarvis M. Physiol Behav. 2007 Feb 28;90(2-3):382-5. 2006 Oct 31.

A systematic review of the effect of breakfast on the cognitive performance of children and adolescents. Hoyland A, Dye L, Lawton CL. Nutr Res Rev. 2009 Dec;22(2):220-43.

Book List

A Child's Day : 2003 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being) / Dye, J.; Johnson, T.: Washington, DC : U.S. Census Bureau, 2007; 21 p., 2007 (Document; Report) [PDF | 677KB]

Effects of weight on children's educational achievement / Kaestner, R; Grossman, M. Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008; 35 p. Exit Disclaimer

Evaluating the impacts of school nutrition and physical activity policies on child health / Fernandes, Meenakshi Maria; Rand Corporation.; Pardee Rand Graduate School. (Dissertation). Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010. 120 p. Exit Disclaimer

Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities and Youth Obesity : Lessons Learned from the National Forums and Regional Dialogues of the NACo Center for Sustainable Communities / Lewis, M.; Dillon, C.: Washington, DC: National Association of Counties, 2007; 21 p., 2007 (Document; Report)

Making it Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories. CDC, 2011 (website)

No free lunch? : current challenges facing National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs /Salinsky, Eileen; George Washington University. National Health Policy Forum. Washington, D.C. : George Washington University, [2009]. 30 p. [PDF | 723KB] Exit Disclaimer

Preventing Obesity in Youth through School-Based Efforts: Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 2003, 8 p., 2003 (Document; Policy) Exit Disclaimer

School Based Wellness Programs: A Key Approach to Preventing and Reducing Health Disparities / The DRA Project. -- Alexandria, VA: Institute for Alternative Futures, 2008 / 72 p. (Document; Report) [PDF | 677KB]

School Foods [Competitive Foods Policy Brief, April 2006]: Los Angeles, CA: The California Endowment, 2006; 8 p., 2006 (Document; Report) Exit Disclaimer

School nutrition programs and the incidence of childhood obesity / Millimet, Daniel L; Tchernis, Rusty; Husain, Muna; National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008. 23 p. Exit Disclaimer

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