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Gola, Alice Ann H.; Burdg, Jinee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
The FNS Research Corner provides a continuing series to summarize recently completed and current research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the area of child nutrition. Summaries of recently completed research projects and in-progress research are provided in this article.
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Program Evaluation
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Asada, Yuka; Ziemann, Margaret; Zatz, Lara; Chriqui, Jamie – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards to increase healthy food offerings. A critical stakeholder in the implementation of standards is Food Service Directors (FSDs). We sought to examine FSDs' perspectives on revised school meal standards to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Food, Grounded Theory
US House of Representatives, 2011
This paper presents the Committee on Education and the Workforce's hearing on the costs associated with the recent reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs. Individuals typically think of costs in terms of dollars and cents; however, as is often the case with federal laws and regulations, there is an additional cost that can't be…
Descriptors: Costs, Federal Programs, Nutrition, Lunch Programs
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Hoffman, Jessica A.; Agrawal, Tara; Carter, Sonia; Grinder, AnnMarie; Castaneda-Sceppa, Carmen – NHSA Dialog, 2012
One approach to halting the childhood obesity epidemic has been the modification of foods available to children during the school day. In recent years there has been an increased focus on obesity prevention efforts among children ages birth to 5 and the role of child care settings in prevention efforts. Head Start serves as an important venue for…
Descriptors: Food Service, Obesity, Low Income, Prevention
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Wyker, Brett A.; Jordan, Patricia; Quigley, Danielle L. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: Application of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) evaluation and development and validation of an evaluation tool used to measure TTM constructs is described. Methods: Surveys were collected from parents of children receiving food at Summer Food Service Program sites prior…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Nutrition, Parents
Wauchope, Barbara; Stracuzzi, Nena – Carsey Institute, 2010
Many families rely on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded school lunch and breakfast programs to make the family's food budget stretch, improving their food security throughout the school year. These programs feed about 31 million students annually. During the summer where schools are not in session, food security decreases. The USDA…
Descriptors: Children, Rural Areas, Food Service, Summer Programs
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Klerman, Jacob Alex; Olsho, Lauren E. W.; Bartlett, Susan – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
While regression discontinuity has usually been applied retrospectively to secondary data, it is even more attractive when applied prospectively. In a prospective design, data collection can be focused on cases near the discontinuity, thereby improving internal validity and substantially increasing precision. Furthermore, such prospective…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Probability
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
Farm to school (FTS) programs have been getting more and more attention these days. FTS programs aim to increase the supply of fresh, locally grown farm products served for meals and snacks in K-12 school environments, and tend to incorporate educational and experiential components designed to increase students' understanding of and engagement…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Activities, Agriculture, Food Service
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
School districts have resorted to hiring debt collectors, employing constables, and swapping out standard meals for scaled-back versions to try to coerce parents to pay off school lunch debt that, in recent years, appears to have surged as the result of a faltering economy and better record-keeping. While the average school lunch costs just about…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Debt (Financial), School Districts, Economically Disadvantaged
Gray, Kelsey Farson; Eslami, Esa – US Department of Agriculture, 2014
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net. It is the nation's first line of defense against food insecurity and offers a powerful tool to improve nutrition among low-income individuals. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients
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Pateman, Beth Collins; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1995
The School Health Policies and Programs Study includes assessment of school food service at the state, district, and school levels. Questionnaire data indicate that the infrastructure to support school food service programs is well established at all levels, with few questioning the role of food service in child health. (SM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Breakfast Programs, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai; Bloom, Dara; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
This guidebook has been developed to support and coordinate efforts across Pennsylvania to increase the connections between farms and schools. It is written for schools and school districts--and especially for food service directors, teachers, administrators, school nurses, and school health and wellness committees. It is also written for farmers…
Descriptors: Food Service, Guides, School Community Relationship, Agricultural Occupations
Oglesby, David H. – School Business Affairs, 1980
Describes food service programs administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). (MLF)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Bellis, David D. – 2003
In school year 1996-97, the Department of Agriculture instituted more stringent requirements for the nutritional content of school meals. The General Accounting Office was asked to study school food-service revenues and expenses and how they had changed since the requirements went into effect. This report contains information of the sources of…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Breakfast Programs, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Weedall, Crystal; Hamilton, Erica Shane – Parks & Recreation, 2002
Research demonstrates that being well-fed is an important first step toward children's achievement. Nutrition programs are cost-effective interventions that can help children learn and grow. Local agencies can offer children meals and snacks through several federal nutrition programs (e.g., Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food…
Descriptors: Children, Federal Programs, Hunger, Nutrition
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