ERIC Number: ED218001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Review of Research: Volume 2.
Nelson, Kathryn, Ed.; And Others
Findings of a review of research pertaining to federally subsidized school nutrition programs are presented in this report. The aim of the review of research is to provide guidance for the design of the subsequent parts of the evaluation by describing the school nutrition programs and their operations and by providing baseline information on nutritional status assessment, on the nutritional status of school-age children, on program impact, and on the correspondence between targeting of program benefits and recipients' needs. The review identifies areas that need further investigation and also identifies methodological approaches that lead to increased knowledge of the programs and their effects. Chapter 4 in this second volume of the review describes the few large and several smaller studies which have investigated the impact of school nutrition programs. Much of this chapter is concerned with an analysis of the methodologies used in the reported studies. Chapter 5 first examines how benefits are targeted, next focusing on the correspondence between the nutritional needs of school-age children and the programs' nutritional benefits. Chapter 6 summarizes what is known and not known about the school nutrition programs, describing what kinds of research are needed. All of the studies examined are listed in the bibliography; also appended is the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (PL97-35). (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.