The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop new nutrition standards for school meals. These standards, implemented in the 2012-13 school year, are designed to lead to improvements in meal quality and nutrition-related child outcomes. What were the barriers and facilitators of implementing these new nutrition standards for school meals? How do HHFKA policies affect participation in school lunch programs?
Westat staff will share their research on these and other compelling questions at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference November 3-5, 2016, in Washington, DC. Learn more about our APPAM participation and the conference itself.