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Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
The Applied Research Division (ARD) of the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) is located on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Funding for the Institute is provided from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA, FNS), through the University of Mississippi. ARD's…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Research, Child Health, Research Projects
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Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
This article is a compilation of Child Nutrition Showcase research poster abstracts. Abstracts for the following papers are included: (1) Key Performance Indicators for Use as Benchmarking Tools for School Nutrition Programs (Penny Howard and Alicia Landry); (2) Professional Standards and District Directors' Qualifications (Caitlin Merlo); (3)…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Child Health, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs
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Grumbles, Lynnelle; Strohbehn, Catherine – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose: The USDA requires children with food allergies be offered modified menus with no additional meal reimbursement. Food allergies affect up to 8% of children in the U.S.; eight allergens account for over 90% of allergic reactions. This study assessed perceptions of child nutrition program menu planners in California, a state with a high and…
Descriptors: Food Service, Allergy, Nutrition, Children
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Shaw, Catherine; Moore, McKenzie; Camel, Simone; Douglas, Crystal Clark – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Children with developmental disorders may require texture-modified diets. The purpose of this study was to determine if materials developed by the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) are feasible for use by child nutrition personnel. Methods: Researchers created training materials based on IDDSI…
Descriptors: Children, Developmental Disabilities, Human Body, Physical Disabilities
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Renn, Lauren; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Over 50 million Americans have a food allergy to one or more foods (Berdanier, 2017). Approximately 1 in 25 school-aged children are diagnosed with food allergies (Sicherer, Mahr, & The Section on Allergy and Immunology, 2010), while 25% of children may not experience a reaction until later in life (Leo & Clark, 2017). A food sensitivity…
Descriptors: Food, Allergy, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Flores, Rosendo; Eckart, Jill; Nash, Katie; Kwitowski, Edward – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: School lunch meals often provide students with the majority of daily calories and prime opportunities to develop healthful eating habits. Plant-based entrées may increase variety of foods served and appeal to students, but may not appear frequently on school menus. A Washington, D.C.-based school partnered with local…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Service, Eating Habits
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Boutros, Basem A.; Lin, Naiqing – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: This study explored food traceability systems in school foodservice in the United States and the potential benefits and challenges to their implementation. Methods: An online questionnaire was developed and used to collect data. A mixed-mode approach was followed to recruit the participants. A convenience sample of 500 school…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, School Personnel, Factor Analysis
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D'Alessandro, Mark D. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
The Department of Defense is the only government entity serving more meals daily than New York City public schools, which operates a meal program with a rich history of both progress and regress. This story of New York City school meals is one that shows both local action and inputs of the federal government. A landmark policy change in 2017…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Board of Education Policy
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Bandy, Kristina M.; Peterson, Amanda D.; Wilkerson, Kristi; Hegde, Archana V.; Stage, Virginia C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Early childhood educators (ECEs) are encouraged to utilize supportive feeding practices (SFPs) to promote children's healthy eating. SFPs include sitting with children during mealtimes, role modeling healthy eating behaviors, encouraging children to try new foods, and addressing children's hunger cues. Although Head Start…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Eating Habits, Policy, Food Service
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Gucciardi, Enza; Nagel, Robyn; Szwiega, Sylwia; Chow, Betty Yan Yan; Barker, Clare E.; Nezon, Janet; Bian, Helen; Butler, Alana – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Objectives: To pilot whether a sensory-based food education program, "Rainbow Food Heroes," increases children's intended and actual fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: The behavioral intervention, Rainbow Food Heroes, a sensory-based food education program, consisted of two 90-minute workshops delivered in one week, followed by a…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Nothum, Anna; Eggett, Dennis; Stokes, Nathan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Farm to school (FTS) programs have many benefits, including potential for increased consumption of fruits and vegetables by students. However, there are challenges with hourly school nutrition employees' abilities to successfully process local produce and promote it to students. The purpose of this study was to identify…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Eating Habits, Self Efficacy, Health Promotion
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Green, Hannah; Mbogori, Teresia; Stroud, James; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objective: Historically, school administrators schedule recess immediately after lunch. Recent research, however, suggests a plethora of benefits if recess is scheduled before lunch, including decreased plate waste, increased consumption of nutrients, and decreased discipline problems on the playground and in the lunchroom. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Elementary Schools, Barriers
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Jayman, Michelle – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Chef's Adopt a School (CAAS) is an evidence-based food education program delivered in schools (Kindergarten-12th grade) in the United Kingdom (UK) which helps children understand the importance of nutritional literacy and encourages healthy eating. This qualitative study investigated the underlying components of the CAAS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food Service
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Slawson, Kari; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness of salad bars for increasing fruit and vegetable (F/V) intake is limited. This commentary discusses current evidence regarding the effectiveness of salad bars in increasing F/V selection and consumption, thereby reducing food waste. Key findings from this review of the research are that salad bars in…
Descriptors: Food, Conservation (Environment), Wastes, Child Health
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Epstein-Solfield, Alexandra; Arango, Clay; Ogan, Dana; Stendell-Hollis, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Most American school children fail to meet recommended intakes of fruits and vegetables (F/V). Possible solutions to increase intake include nutrition education interventions paired with access to a cafeteria salad bar (SB). The aim of this research was to determine if a F/V-targeted nutrition education intervention would…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Food, Grade 3, Grade 4
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