ERIC Number: ED114184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Whose Children? An Assessment of Food Service Needs in Children's Residential Institutions.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This assessment of food service needs in children's residential institutions is based on data gathered from visits to more than 350 children's institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia and from nearly 1,200 responses to a questionnaire sent to every residential institution in every state. Findings indicate that children in orphanges, homes for the mentally retarded, juvenile detention centers and other residential institutions eat starchier foods, have less staff assistance and fewer rehabilitative programs than are deemed adequate. It is asserted that states have not appropriated sufficient funds to provide adequate cost-of-care increases for state wards; in addition, many states have neither adequate nutrition standards nor frequent reviews in licensing regulations. It is suggested that these and other factors combine to make a strong case for the inclusion of children's residential institutions in federal child nutrition programs. (GO)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Budgeting, Child Care, Children, Cost Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Food Standards, Handicapped Students, Health, National Surveys, Nutrition, Rehabilitation Centers, Residential Care, State Legislation, State Standards, Unwed Mothers
The Children's Foundation, 1028 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (Ppaer, $1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.