ERIC Number: ED185065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Students' and Principals' Survey Reactions to the 1976-1977 Minneapolis Public School Lunch Program.
Higgins, Paul S.
A survey of students' and principals' reactions to the Minneapolis public school lunch program is described, and the results and comments are presented. Meals are prepared on site at ten secondary schools, and prepacked at the nutrition center and reheated before service at other schools. Questionnaires were completed by 1,582 students in 25 schools. The samples were made up of fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade students. Eighty of the 82 principals in the school system completed their questionnaires. Topics considered in the survey included: student ratings of overall quality and quality of specific food items; student consumption of food at breakfast and lunch and food waste; principals' and students' perceptions about the time for lunch; students' preferences among foods not now served and special food needs; and suggestions for improving the program. The report concludes with a discussion and a number of recommendations. (Copies of the questionnaires and a tabulation of the responses are appended). (CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.