ERIC Number: ED054253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Lunch Programs in the Nation's Schools.
Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This study of lunch services in public and private elementary and secondary schools is one of a group evaluating selected aspects of public food assistance programs. During a survey in March 1968, noontime food services were provided in about 75 percent of the nation's schools, serving about 80 percent of all pupils enrolled. Results of the survey indicate that the school lunch service has become an important adjunct to school operations. A new approach to determine eligibility for lunch service will increase participation and availability in lunch programs. A particular problem exists in persuading pupils to eat lunches where services are now available. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Enrollment, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, School Involvement, Statistical Data, Student Participation
Superintendent of Documents, Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Price not known)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.