We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

Relevant Research

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The Effects of the National School Lunch Program on Education and Health, Peter Hinrichs, 2010 PDF

Higher Quality Intake from School Lunch Compared with Bagged Lunches, Inyoung Hur, PhD; Teri Burgess-Champoux, PhD; and Maria Reicks, PhD, RD,  2011 PDF

The School Food Environment and Student Body Max Index and Food Consumption: 2004 to 2007 National Data, Yvonne M. Terry-McElrath, M.S.A.; Patrick M. O'Malley, PhD; Jorge Delva, PhD; and Loyd D. Johnston, PhD, 2009 PDF

Food Insufficiency and American School-Aged Children's Cognitive, Academic, and Psychosocial Development, Katherine Alaimo, PhD; Christine M. Olsen, PhD; Edward A. Frongillo, Jr, PhD, 2001, PDF

Diet, Breakfast, and Academic Performance in Children, R.E. Kleinman; S. Hall; H. Green; D. Korezec-Ramirez; K. Patton; M.e. Pagano; J.M. Murphy, 2002 PDF