Submitted for Publication: June 16, 2011; final revision received September 28, 2011; accepted October 6, 2011.
Published Online: December 5, 2011. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1133
Author Contributions: Dr Slater had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Slater, Chriqui, Turner, and Chaloupka. Acquisition of data: Slater, Nicholson, Chriqui, Turner, and Chaloupka. Analysis and interpretation of data: Slater, Nicholson, Chriqui, and Chaloupka. Drafting of the manuscript: Slater and Nicholson. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Nicholson, Chriqui, Turner, and Chaloupka. Statistical analysis: Slater, Nicholson, and Chaloupka. Obtained funding: Turner and Chaloupka. Administrative, technical, and material support: Chriqui and Turner.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Support for this study was provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the Bridging the Gap Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Slater's time for this study was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (grant K99 HD055033).
Role of the Sponsors: The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors or UIC.
Additional Contributions: Linda Schneider, DC, MS, Camille Gourdet, JD, MA, Kristen Ide, RD, MS, and Amy Bruursema, MS, provided support for state and district policy research and analysis; Steven Horvath, support for policy-related data entry; and Anna Sandoval, MPH, support for the elementary survey data collection.