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Evaluation of a free milk in schools program in New Zealand: Effects on children's milk consumption and anthropometrics

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posted by WM Admin on 16 July 2018


Samantha Marsh
Yannan Jiang
Karen Carter
Clare R. Wall

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Journal of School Health, 88(8), 596-604

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Journal article (peer reviewed)

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This evaluation of the Fonterra Milk for schools program (a free milk initiative) investigated changes in Auckland primary school children's (7-9 years) milk consumption and anthropometric measures over a 2‐year period. Nine schools ( 511 children) participated and the proportion of children meeting New Zealand guidelines for milk and milk product consumption over 7 days increased significantly from baseline to 2 years' follow‐up. Body mass index scores did not change significantly over the same period.

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