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The Pediatric Forum
Nov 2011

National School Lunch Program for All—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(11):1051. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.182

In reply

We appreciate the comment by Dr Rainville on our article.1 The purpose of our study was to investigate the participation patterns of low-income children enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the association between participation and body mass index trajectories among these children. We defined low-income children as children who resided in households with incomes 185% or below the federal poverty line or children eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches.