ERIC Number: ED145037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
National Advisory Council on Child Nutrition 1976 Annual Report.
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Div. of Child Nutrition.
This is the sixth annual report of the National Advisory Council on Child Nutrition. Its purpose is to provide a continuing study of the child nutrition programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The Council reports that implementation of the Five State Nutrition Education Project is underway. This project focuses on teaming the food service manager and the elementary teacher for effective classroom lunchroom nutrition education activities. The Council also reports on the development of various training programs for school food service personnel. Studies and surveys being conducted are also reported. For example, the Food and Nutrition Service is currently conducting a nutritional assessment of lunches served in the schools. FNS has also completed a pilot study to assess and compare the nutritional and microbiological aspects of food preparation and delivery systems used in school food service. The Council also makes recommendations. Among them: (1) it recommends increased emphasis in the areas of nutrition and nutrition education, (2) it recommends that funds be given for conducting experimental or demonstration projects to teach school children the nutritional value of foods and the relationship of nutrition to health, (3) it went on record as opposing the mandated free milk provisions of the Special Milk Program in schools which have either the School Lunch or School Breakfast Program. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Div. of Child Nutrition.