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ERIC Number: ED118690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
Urban School Feeding Survey--Fiscal Year 1974. (Report Based on March 1973 Data).
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
The status of school food services in 152 cities with populations of 100,000 and over for fiscal year 1974 is reported here. 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. The total number of children with access to a lunch program increased slightly from 1973 to 1974. Lunch programs are available to 86.5 percent of all the school children. The National School Lunch Program is offered by 87.5 percent of the schools in low income areas as compared with 64.8 percent of the schools in other areas. In addition to being more likely to have this program in their schools, the children in low income areas participate in the lunch program at a higher rate than the other children. Higher participation rate in low income areas is accounted for by the fact that most of the lunches are served free or at a reduced price. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.