ERIC Number: ED406029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Child Nutrition Programs in Colorado.
McMillan, Daniel C.; Vigil, Herminia J.
This report describes the requirements of federally funded child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program and the Special Milk Program; and a training program in child nutrition programs, the Network for Professionals. It gives a summary of the revenue sources for these programs and the requirements of the New Meals Initiative as specified in the Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act regarding meal planning and meal pattern structure. A delineation of the Meals Initiative option in place for each Colorado school district is provided in tabular form, and summary information on Colorado participation in child nutrition programs is outlined. For the 1996-97 school year, information on participation is given on a district basis for the following: (1) school lunch program total meals; (2) school breakfast program total meals; (3) average meal prices in Colorado; (4) average cost to produce a meal; (5) school districts by county; and (6) school districts by membership. For each school district, the report also indicates the membership in grades kindergarten through 12, average daily lunch participation, total free and reduced lunch approved, percentage of the school membership with free/reduced lunch, lunch and breakfast prices, and average cost to produce lunch and breakfast. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Nutrition and Transportation Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado