STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students

An evaluation by the HPRC found nearly 90 percent of schools were compliant with competitive beverage guidelines nine years after the district-wide policy was implemented. In 2004, Boston Public Schools (BPS) was the first school district in Massachusetts to implement a mandatory nutrition standards policy for competitive foods and beverages—which include any snacks and drinks … Continue reading “STUDY: After nearly a decade, Boston Public School’s competitive beverage policy continues to sustain a healthier environment for students”

STUDY: Boston’s executive beverage policy decreased sugary drinks and increased availability of healthier drinks in city-owned properties

A study by the HPRC, working with the Boston Public Health Commission, evaluated the impact of the Healthy Beverage Executive Order for city agencies in Boston and found that the policy decreased the availability of sugary drinks, and that healthier, low-sugar beverages were more likely to be available for sale.