ERIC Number: ED118688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Urban School Feeding Survey--Fiscal Year 1972. (Report Based on March 1972 Data).
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This report covers the status of school food services in 152 cities with populations of 100,000 and over for fiscal year 1972. It consists of six sections: general information on all schools, schools in the national school lunch program, schools with other and no food service, schools in low income areas, schools in the school breakfast program, and schools in the special milk program. Numbers of schools and of children are shown by elementary and secondary grades and by a combination of both. Private schools are not included in this survey nor in comparison data for the previous year. In comparison with 1971, the total number of schools included in the survey shows a gain of 2.1 percent while the number of schools in low income areas over the same period shows 0.4 percent. The number of schools in the National School Lunch Program shows a 6.5 percent increase, and the total number of schools with lunch programs shows an increase of 5.5 percent. Another reported positive change is reflected in the 20 percent decrease in the number of schools with no food service. The total number of schools in the breakfast program increased by 22.8 percent with the special milk program experiencing the smallest percentage increase of any of the programs. Of the 5,139 schools identified as low income only 5.4 percent do not have food service. Availability of the National School Lunch program for elementary schools was 88.6 percent 92.6 percent for secondary schools, and 95.5 percent for children in low income areas. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.