ERIC Number: ED220190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Eating Habits of Students in California Public Schools: A Summary of a Study of the Nutritional Quality of Food Available and the Eating Habits of Students in California Public Schools.
Tseng, Rose Y. L.; And Others.
Highlights of a study of foods sold in the public schools of California are presented in this summary report. The research examined types of food available, nutritional quality of available foods, eating patterns and nutrient intake of students during school hours, and total nutrient intake of students during a 24-hour period. Additionally, relationships were investigated among the foods available on campus, the nutrient intake of students, and the following factors: school size, socioeconomic status of students, ethnic distribution of students, and rural/suburban/urban location of the schools. The study involved inquiry and observations of fourth-, eighth-, and eleventh-grade students at 299 randomly selected schools. Various methods, such as pretested questionnaires and on-site visits, were used to gather data. Methods and results of the study are discussed, and recommendations derived from the research effort are presented. (RH)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Nutrition, Public Schools, Research Methodology, State Legislation, State Surveys
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.50, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Child Nutrition Services.