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Meier, Cristian L.; Brady, Patrick; Askelson, Natoshia; Ryan, Grace; Delger, Patti; Scheidel, Carrie – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
Interventions targeting school meals have been used to combat obesity in rural youth. Parents play a powerful role in childhood nutrition; however, we know little about parents' perceptions of school meal programs. This study aimed to understand parents' perceptions of school meal programs. Surveys were administered to middle school parents (n =…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Middle Schools
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Laird, Susan – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2021
Recent studies of school gardens (Simon et al, 2015; Williams and Brown, 2012) and of the National School Lunch Program (Pringle, 2013; Levine, 2008; Ralston et al, 2008) have posed value questions for school leadership and policy, about production and distribution of school food. This review of the new educational studies scholarship on school…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food Service, Ethics, Values
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Aldosari, Muath A.; Bukhari, Omair M.; Ruff, Ryan Richard; Palmisano, Joseph N.; Nguyen, Helen; Douglass, Chester W.; Niederman, Richard; Starr, Jacqueline R. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: In this paper, we describe the design, program details, and baseline demographics and oral health of participants in ForsythKids, a regional, comprehensive, school-based mobile caries prevention program. Methods: We solicited all Massachusetts elementary schools with greater than 50% of students receiving free or reduced-price meals.…
Descriptors: Dentistry, Dental Health, Prevention, Elementary School Students
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Askelson, Natoshia; Ryan, Grace; Brady, Patrick; Meier, Cristian L.; Delger, Patti; Scheidel, Carrie – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
The National School Lunch Program provides nutritious and inexpensive lunches, but low participation and food waste are challenges in many schools. Interventions aim to improve participation in the program, but little is known about how students' perceptions affect their participation. This study explored how middle school students in a rural…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Dining Facilities, Lunch Programs
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Sauer, Kevin; Roberts, Kevin; Paez, Paola; Cole, Kerri; Shanklin, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices used in school nutrition programs to prevent intentional acts of food contamination or tampering with food. Methods: A convenience sample of school districts (n=2023) was randomly selected, representing two states from each of the seven USDA regions. School food…
Descriptors: Food Service, School Security, Lunch Programs, School Districts
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Landry, Alicia; Simmons, Jordan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objective: To describe the perceived benefits and barriers to move beyond Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP) and initiating Universal Free Meals (UFM) in all districts across the U.S. that choose to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Methods: Cross-sectional survey conducted in…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Nutrition, Administrators
Handbury, Jessie; Moshary, Sarah – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021
We study the private market response to the National School Lunch Program, documenting economically meaningful spillovers to non-recipients. We focus on the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an expansion of the lunch program under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Under the CEP, participating schools offer free lunch to all students. We…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Nutrition, Child Health, Lunch Programs
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Hallmark, Alex; Lambert, Laurel; Knight, Kathy; Knight, Scott; Valliant, Melinda – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Methods: A web-based survey platform was used to disseminate an online survey to CNP managers via email. A previously validated survey was used consisting of Likert-type scales, multiple choice, and an open-ended question. Descriptive statistics were used for each question, obtaining response numbers and percentages. Analysis of variance…
Descriptors: Children, Nutrition, Breakfast Programs, Lunch Programs
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Simmons, Makayla; Hildebrand, Deana; Joyce, Jill – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: The average Healthy Eating Index-2015 (HEI) score for children 2-17 years is 53.9/100, which needs improvement. HEI scores for dietary quality (DQ) directly and positively impact children's health, academic performance, and their future. Because school Child Nutrition Programs impact a large proportion of U.S. children, it is…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Service, Educational Legislation
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Sosu, Edward M.; Dare, Shadrach; Goodfellow, Claire; Klein, Markus – Review of Education, 2021
School absenteeism is detrimental to life course outcomes and is known to be socioeconomically stratified. However, the link between socioeconomic status (SES) and school absence is complex given the multidimensional nature of both family SES (e.g., income, education, occupational status) and absenteeism (e.g., truancy, sickness, suspension).…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Attendance, At Risk Students, Effect Size
Williams, Kim; Kimathi, Moyo; Papa, Francesca; Miller, Morgan; Beyler, Nick – US Department of Agriculture, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Child Nutrition (CN) Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Milk Program (SMP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). FNS provides oversight, guidance,…
Descriptors: Food Service, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Purchasing
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O'Keefe, Keely R.; Serrano, Elena L.; Davis, George C.; Cole, D. Austin; Frisard, Madlyn I.; Farris, Alisha R. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: Although meals offered through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have been found to be of higher dietary quality than packed lunches, roughly 40% of students bring packed lunches for a variety of reasons, including cost. The purpose of this study was to explore costs, including time, of NSLP and packed lunches. Methods:…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Smathers, Carol A.; Graffagnino, Cheryl – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: Food discarded in school meal programs diminishes opportunities to nourish students and intensifies waste management burdens. Whole fruit waste poses problems in elementary school cafeterias in particular. Offering self-serve sliced fruits in bulk may increase the amount consumed and decrease food waste on a school level. This…
Descriptors: Food, Dining Facilities, Elementary School Students, Eating Habits
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Ivy, Jonathan W.; Williams, Keith; Davison, Lauren; Bacon, Ben; Carriles, Fred E.; Hendy, Helen M. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2022
This study examined the effect of pre-meal presentation on the consumption of vegetables in a sample of 16 students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These 16 students (75% male; mean age = 13 years; age range 8-18 years) were enrolled in a private school serving children with autism. School staff offered participants 10 small pieces of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, High School Students, Middle School Students, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Jerrim, John – Sutton Trust, 2021
A major challenge when contextualising admissions to university, or recruitment for jobs, is access to high quality information on a young person's background, to identify those who should benefit. Granular and verifiable information about prospective students' socio-economic background is, in practice, limited. As a consequence, universities and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Family Characteristics, Family Income, Socioeconomic Status
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