Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Study: Banning junk food works


A new study from the University of Nebraska indicates that banning junk food or foods of "Limited Nutritional Value"in ala cart lines which compete with school lunch hour meals resulted in an 18 percent reduction in overweight or obese students.

The findings, which appears online in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, are from a three-year research project on child obesity that was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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