Study: Serving water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesity

University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An’s analysis suggests that nationwide expansion of a program in New York City schools that encouraged children to consume water with their lunches could reduce child and adult obesity rates in the U.S. significantly, saving billions in medical costs and other expenses over children’s lifetimes. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Editor’s notes:  To reach Ruopeng An, call 217-244-0966; email ran@illinois.edu

The paper “Projecting the impact of a nationwide school plain water access intervention on childhood obesity: A cost-benefit analysis” is available online or from the News Bureau.

doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12236

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Study: Serving water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesity