ERIC Number: ED484311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Measuring Competitive Foods in Schools: Methods and Challenges. Food and Nutrition Evaluation Study Series.
US Department of Agriculture
While the widespread availability of competitive foods is well documented there is relatively little detailed data on the amounts of various types of competitive foods that are sold in schools or about their nutrient content. Such information is needed to estimate the full prevalence of competitive food sales and to determine the types of changes and approaches needed to facilitate change. This briefing report summarizes research recently undertaken for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to develop a methodological basis for obtaining detailed information on the competitive foods sold in schools. [Report produced by the Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.