Each day, 30 million children participate in the National School Lunch Program, which was established in 1946 to ensure adequate nutrition for American school children. Over the past 10 years, the nutritional quality of school meals has improved substantially – despite political and commercial obstacles. This webinar will address recent and current debates surrounding school food and highlight the importance of public health nutrition research to guide policymakers.
Marlene Schwartz, PhD
Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Health
Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Connecticut
Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
John P. McGovern Professorship in Health Promotion and Austin Campus Dean
UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Austin