The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study provides data on a broad array of topics, including critical information about the food and nutrient content of school meals, the costs of school meals, the food environments in schools, and the contribution of school meals to children's overall diets.
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Mathematica’s nutrition research uncovers evidence to help improve food and nutrition support for individuals, families, and communities. From the studying the effects of targeted taxes on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to examining the impact of providing employment and training services to participants in the Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), we partner with federal, state, and local decision makers on their journeys from inquiry to insight.
Mathematica’s expertise ranges from evaluating programs meant to prevent childhood obesity, promote consumption of fruits and vegetables, and improve household food security to conducting microsimulations of changes to SNAP eligibility requirements. Drawing from a toolbox that ranges from rapid-learning approaches to complex random assignment evaluations, we bring rigor and objectivity in collaborating with our partners.
The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS)
The Administration on Aging Nutrition Services Program Evaluation
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that all people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and fully participate in their communities.
Senior Fellow; Associate Director of Human Services Research
Philip Gleason is an expert in evaluation design with extensive experience directing studies of education initiatives and federal nutrition programs.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Teaching Residency Programs: A Multisite Look at a New Model to Prepare Teachers for High-Need Schools
- Does Student Attrition Explain KIPP's Success?
- School Reform
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs