ERIC Number: ED234118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Final Report - Executive Summary.
This is a summary of the final report of a study (begun in 1979) of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. The major objectives of the evaluation were to (1) identify existing information on the school nutrition programs; (2) identify determinants of participation in the programs and develop statistical models for forecasting participation rates; (3) determine the impact of the programs upon students and their families; and (4) determine whether existing benefit levels are appropriate for participants' needs. In this summary information is presented on the evaluation methods employed, general characteristics of the school nutrition programs, and socioeconomic characteristics of participants. Also detailed are findings regarding the programs' impact on family food expenditures, on the nutrient intake of participating students, and on students' growth and development. Finally, the effects upon program participation of eligibility criteria and price of meals provided are described. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: A publication of the Office of Analysis and Evaluation. From the Final Report, Volumes 1 and 2, of the National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs, prepared by Wellisch et al., System Development Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90406.