ERIC Number: ED357897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Child Nutrition Programs in Colorado.
McMillan, Daniel C.; Vigil, Herminia J.
The health and learning potential of Colorado's children are enhanced by the benefits of several child nutrition programs. The oldest and largest of these programs is the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which served an average of more than 268,000 meals per day in October, 1992. Other programs include the School Breakfast Program (SBP), which served an average of more than 32,000 meals per day in October, 1992; the Special Milk Program for children without access to the NSLP or SBP; the Summer Food Service Program for Children; and the Nutrition Education and Training Program for teachers, students, food service personnel, and parents. In this booklet, a description of Colorado's child nutrition programs is followed by a presentation of statewide data on average meal prices, average per plate costs, trends in meals served through the NSLP and SBP, food commodities purchased in Colorado for national distribution, and the economic impact of child nutrition programs on the Colorado economy. The bulk of the report consists of tables presenting data for the state's school districts that are grouped according to setting: core city, Denver metro, outlying city, outlying town, recreational, rural, small attendance, and urban-suburban. The tables indicate: (1) district membership; (2) average daily lunch participation; (3) total percentage of children participating; (4) the number of schools providing lunch, breakfast, and special milk programs; (5) the number of sites with kitchens and walk-in or carry-out facilities; (6) breakfast and lunch prices; and (7) costs included in per-plate costs. (BC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado