Students who eat a federally funded school lunch are likelier to be overweight than those who don't, but those who also get a federally funded school breakfast are at lower risk. Those conclusions come from a study of 13,500 schoolchildren titled "School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity," published in the summer issue of The Journal of Human Resources (subscription required). The authors speculate that cost constraints and the use of surplus commodities make ...
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