Schoolchildren's consumption of competitive foods and beverages, excluding à la carte.

  title={Schoolchildren's consumption of competitive foods and beverages, excluding {\`a} la carte.},
  author={Madhuri Kakarala and Debra R. Keast and Sharon M Hoerr},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={429-35; quiz 461-3}
BACKGROUND Competitive foods/beverages are those in school vending machines, school stores, snack bars, special sales, and items sold à la carte in the school cafeteria that compete with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal program offerings. Grouping à la carte items with less nutritious items allowed in less regulated venues may obfuscate analysis of the school competitive food environment. Excluding à la carte items from competitive foods, the objectives were to: (1) assess… CONTINUE READING


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