ERIC Number: ED363003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study: Summary of Findings.
Burghardt, John; Devaney, Barbara
This publication, which is based on the School Nutrition Dietary Assessment study, describes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), presents findings on the nutrients and foods provided in school meals, and describes the dietary intakes of the nation's students on a typical school day. Data were derived from a survey of 545 schools and 3,350 K-12 students, conducted in 1992. Findings show that NSLP lunches do not meet recommendations for total fat and unsaturated fat, sodium, or carbohydrates. SBP breakfasts are close to meeting goals for total fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates, but not for saturated fat or sodium. On average, students consume more calories per day than the Recommended Daily Requirement (RDA). Students exceed dietary recommendations in their intake of total fat, saturated fat, and sodium. Twenty-three tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
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