The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Nov 29, 2007
Although some states have taken steps to strengthen school nutrition policies, a report released Wednesday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) finds that most schools continue to follow outdated and insufficient standards, USA Today reports. To assess national progress in improving school nutrition policies, CSPI evaluated each state's beverage and food nutrition standards, noting which grade levels, times of day and locations on campus the policies covered. Based on the criteria, researchers awarded each state a letter grade. Kentucky and Oregon were awarded the highest grade, an A-, while 27 states earned a D or F.