ERIC Number: ED118689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Urban School Feeding Survey--Fiscal Year 1973. (Report Based on March 1973 Data).
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This report covers the status of sc-ool food services in 152 cities with populations of 100,000 and over for fiscal year 1973. 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. A 44.5 percent gain in the number of schools included in this survey is accounted for by the inclusion of many private schools which were not reported during the previous years. Since the report does not specifically separate public schools from private schools for the two years, comparisons between 1972 and 1973 are not made. Although the large increase in the number of schools not offering a food service program to their students may be attributed to the inclusion in the tabulation for 1973 of many private schools which do not have food service, the total number of children with access to a lunch program increased from 1972 to 1973. Over 77 percent elementary school children, 86.7 percent secondary, and 88.5 percent children in low income area schools have access to the National Schools Lunch Program. Higher participation rate in low income area schools is accounted for by the fact that most of the lunches are served free or at a reduced price. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.