NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance

Michael L. Anderson, Justin Gallagher, Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie

NBER Working Paper No. 23218
Issued in March 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

The authors would like to thank Peter Hinrichs, Scott Imberman, Aaron Sojourner, and Mary Zaki for helpful comments on this project. The authors also thank Paul Fisher, Anthony Gatti, Sarah Mattson, Jonathon Mobley, and Aaron Weisberg for outstanding research assistance. A special thanks to Grace Chan and Pat Crawford at the Nutrition Policy Institute for their analysis of the nutritional content of the lunches offered by the school lunch vendors. This work was supported by the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch Project 233535. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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