Child Nutrition Program Reports and Studies

Effectiveness of In-Classroom Breakfast Programs

National Food Service Management Institute.


Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Report from September 2014.


School Food Purchase Study III

USDA. FNS. Office of Research and Analysis.

Provides national estimates of the type, quantity, dollar value and unit price of food acquisitions by public school districts participating in Child Nutrition Programs.


Child Nutrition Program Research and Analysis

USDA. FNS. Office of Research and Analysis.

View all ORA research reports from 1990 to the present.


Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs

Cornell University.

The center conducts research to improve children's acceptance of healthy school meals and also disseminates the findings to school meal program staff and other program stakeholders through its Smarter Lunchrooms.org website.


Improving School Foods Through the Team Nutrition Program (PDF | 207 KB)

Bridging the Gap.

This brief examines participation in the Team Nutrition program among U.S. elementary schools for four school years, from 2006-07 to 2009-10. It also describes the types of foods and beverages available as part of lunch meals served by schools that did and did not have access to Team Nutrition resources during that period.


Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Report from August 2014.


Child Care as an Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention: State Child Care Licensing Regulations Related to Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Media Use for Preschool- Aged Children in the United States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An evaluation of the different regulations that exist in child care centers and how those regulations can be used to prevent childhood obesity.


National and State Program Data

Food Research and Action Center.

State profiles of hunger, poverty, and federal nutrition programs, designed to provide basic data as one tool to help states measure how they are doing in the effort to get key public nutrition programs to meet the needs of hungry people and improve the health and economic security of low-income families.


When Nudging in the Lunch Line Might Be a Good Thing

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Students make different choices regarding school lunch choices based off of several factors, such as the power of suggestion or being given a debit card instead of cash.


National School Lunch Program: Research and Reports

Food Research and Action Center.


National School Lunch Program Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.


School Breakfast Program Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.


School Breakfast State/Local Data Report Toolkit

Food Research and Action Center.