New Haven Register features students making healthier choices by eating more fruits and vegetables at school

A study conducted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the Yale University School of Public Health tracked students from 12 New Haven middle schools from spring 2012 to spring 2014. The study focused on measuring the consumption of healthful meals offered after Congress enacted more healthful standards for school meals. New Haven’s district wellness policy-ranked number 1 in the state of Connecticut collaborated with community partners - Let’s Move Active Schools, Alliance for a Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, and additional funding to make changes offering salad bars in all schools. This ground breaking work providing healthier options for students in New Haven is reflective of School Change efforts. We are proud that our students are adapting lifelong healthy habits and are making the necessary choices to combat childhood obesity.
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