Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Allowing only bottled water in vending machines, only milk, and fruit on a la carte menus, and offering a seasonal fruit and vegetable bar.

Study Results: Students were 24% more likely to consume milk outside school, 27% less likely to consume juice in school, and 56% less likely to consume sweet pastries in school

Reference: Wordell, D., Daratha, K., Mandal, B., Bindler, R., & Butkus, S. N. (2012). Changes in a middle school food environment affect food behavior and food choices. Journal of the Academy Of Nutrition & Dietetics, 112(1), 137-141.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good