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Michelle Marcus and Katie Yewell’s paper on free school meals published

Posted by on Friday, September 2, 2022 in Uncategorized.

Michelle Marcus in front of trees and a brick building on the Vanderbilt University campusMichelle Marcus and Katherine Yewell (PhD ’20, and now assistant professor the University of Louisville) have published their paper “The Effect of Free School Meals on Household Food Purchases: Evidence from the Community Eligibility Provision” in the Journal of Health Economics. They find that access to universal free school meals through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) had a meaningful impact on grocery spending, dietary composition, and food security for affected households