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Ate a lunch prepared and served at school or day care

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SCHLLNCH reports whether the household child of an Eating and Health Module respondent who is under the age of 19 ate a lunch prepared and served at a school, day care, Head Start center, or summer day program during the past week. Note that this measure excludes meals brought from home.

This variable was collected during the Eating and Health Module of the ATUS interview. Analyses that include SCHLLNCH should use EHWT as the weight.


This variable is comparable across years.


  • 2006-2008: Children under 19 in the household of an Eating and Health module respondent.


  • 2006-2008