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ERIC Number: ED502400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Profiles of Participants in the National School Lunch Program: Data from Two National Surveys. Economic Information Bulletin Number 17
Newman, Constance; Ralston, Katherine
US Department of Agriculture
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves more than 29 million children each day, but there is little information on the characteristics of those children. This study reports new estimates of NSLP participant characteristics using two national surveys: the 2001 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Study results also show that these two surveys are suitable sources of data on NSLP participants since they are consistent with more aggregated administrative data of the Food and Nutrition Service. The surveys supplement periodic characteristics data available from the School Nutrition and Dietary Assessment (SNDA) surveys. Appended is information comparing SIPP and NHANES with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administrative Data and the 1992 School Nutrition Dietary Assessment I. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families