ERIC Number: ED071202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
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The Market for Food in the Nation's Schools.
This report is based on a study made during the school year 1962-63. Comparison with a benchmark survey conducted five years earlier shows that during the intervening period the number of public school districts decreased by one-third, while pupil enrollment increased by about 10 percent. The number of lunches served in the National School Lunch Program expanded rapidly -- at least 20 percent -- during these five years. This report provides a current measure of the school food market, which will reflect shifts in quantities and types of foods served in school lunchrooms. It also contains an evaluation of trends in school feeding and identifies areas warranting special attention in the operation of the National School Lunch and Special Milk Programs of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The study on which this report is based was part of a broad program of research relating to the public food distribution program, which is concerned with expanding the market for farm products and improving nutritional levels among children and needy people. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.