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Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – Journal of Human Resources, 2009
This paper assesses whether school lunches contribute to childhood obesity. I employ two methods to isolate the causal impact of school lunches on obesity. First, using panel data, I ?nd that children who consume school lunches are more likely to be obese than those who brown bag their lunches even though they enter kindergarten with the same…
Descriptors: Obesity, Eligibility, Nutrition, Children