Harris, K.J., Paine-Andrews, A., Richter, K.P., Lewis, R.K., Johnston, J.A., James, V., Henke, L., Fawcett, S.B. (1997). Reducing elementary school children's risks for chronic diseases through school lunch modifications, nutrition education, and physical activity interventions. Journal of Nutrition Education, 29, 196-202.


Behavior that puts adults at risk for chronic diseases, such as physical inactivity or a poor diet, are established in childhood. Harris et al describe the outcomes of a comprehensive school health project, the Kansas LEAN School Intervention Project, which modified school lunches, enhanced nutrition education and increased opportunities for physical activity.