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Posted 4.6.17

Assistant Professor Justin Gallagher, PhD, Conducts Research on the Effect of Healthier School Lunches on State Test Scores

Assistant Professor of Economics, Justin Gallagher, PhD, is part of a research team looking into the effect of healthy lunch options on student test scores. Along with co-authors Michael Anderson and Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie, Gallagher's working paper shows that schools that contract with healthy lunch providers also have students with slightly better state test scores. A recent article in The Atlantic discusses the paper and its potential impact on education policy.


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