Equity arguments in news reporting on school nutrition policy

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July 17, 2018

In 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) brought a stronger focus on equity to federal policies governing school nutrition. The new policy increased low-income students' access to free- and reduced-price school meals and simplified administrative processes in districts with high proportions of eligible children. But were these details making it into news coverage? We conducted two related studies to find out how the policy appeared in news coverage and to what extent equity-based arguments were present.

Read the full text of this journal article at Health Equity: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/heq.2017.0061.

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