ERIC Number: ED486526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Evaluation Of The 14 State Summer Food Service Program Pilot Project. Nutrition Assistance Program Report Series: The Office of Analysis, Nutrition, and Evaluation. Special Nutrition Programs. Report No. CN-04-SFSP14
Singh, Anita; Endahl, John
US Department of Agriculture
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. During the school year about 15 million low-income children depend on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP) for nutritious free or reduced-price meals. However, during the summer months, only about 2 million children in low-income areas receive free meals provided by the SFSP. The authorizing legislation required FNS (Food and Nutrition) to conduct an evaluation of the Pilot projects. The three main objectives of the evaluation are to describe the effects of the Pilot on: (1) participation by children and service institutions in the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) in the Pilot States; (2) the quality of meals and supplements served in the Pilot States; and (3) program integrity. Appended are: (1) Supplementary Tables; (2) Glossary and Acronyms; and (3) Survey Instruments. (Contains 29 tables, and 11 figures.)
Descriptors: Child Health, Food Service, Nutrition, Low Income Groups, Summer Programs, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Children, Participation, State Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250. Web site: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Alexandria, VA. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.