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Geraldes, Lilliana; Spaccarotella, Kim – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purpose/Objectives: Though school gardening programs and curricular activities like reading have been used to enhance nutrition education, little is known about the quality of nutrition messages in freely available electronic books for young children. The purpose of this project was to compare the nutrition messages in these books with the United…
Descriptors: Food, Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Nutrition
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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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Sather, Stephanie; Schumacher, Julie; Lanier, Jacqueline; Fehrenbacher, Julie; Bardwell, Amy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purpose/Objectives: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) participation rates often underserve the number of children in the community needing access to food. Each year, District 87 in Bloomington, Illinois offers children 18 years old and younger a free lunch at six feeding sites throughout the community as part of the SFSP. During the summer of…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Children, Program Descriptions
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Gilmour, Alice; Gill, Steve; Loudon, Gareth – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purpose/Objectives: This study explores what school catering staff (nutrition program personnel) in the United Kingdom (UK) perceive to influence adolescents' food choices during the school day with observational research at school dining centers. Methods: Three middle schools in Wales, United Kingdom took part in the triangulated qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Food Service, Employee Attitudes
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Rushing, Keith; Sneed, Jeannie; Curwood, Sandra; Johnson, James Thomas – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purupose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the training needs of state agency staff and determine preferences for training formats, delivery methods, length of training, and best time of year to deliver training. Methods: A rigorous 3-phase data collection approach was used. A draft survey was developed in Phase…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Professional Personnel
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Dhillon, Sarah; Arendt, Susan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2021
Purpose/Objectives: This study assessed guardians' influencers and motivators for purchasing school lunch meals for their children; determined motivators for the decision to purchase using constructs of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT); and assessed relationships between influencers to purchase a school lunch meal, body mass index (BMI) of the…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Correlation, Purchasing, Decision Making
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Rajbhandari-Thapa, Janani; Vandellen, Michelle; Just, David; Panda, Saswat – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: Fruit and vegetable (F/V) consumption among children continues to be lower than recommended. This study tested the effectiveness of nudges using fun facts about F/V on F/V consumption by elementary school students in grades 1 through 5. The study hypothesis is higher F/V consumption with nudges. Methods: The design was a…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Health Education, Elementary School Students
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Wickham, Catherine A.; Crosier, Michael; Lehnerd, Megan; McGrail, Karen; Courtney, Denise; Good, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the enablers and barriers to implementation of local school wellness (LSW) policies in Massachusetts schools. Findings will help inform the development of resources to support school nutrition directors and other important stakeholders who have the potential to influence implementation of these…
Descriptors: Wellness, Barriers, School Policy, Influences
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Swaney-Stueve, Marianne; Elmore, Janelle; Hanson, Jennifer – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objective: To explore the relationships between grade level and students' in-school meal experiences including school food service outcome measures and satisfaction with food from home. Methods: Outcomes were measured using an online survey conducted within one urban school district. Food selection was self-reported while a 7-point emoji…
Descriptors: Food, Student Attitudes, Instructional Program Divisions, Family Environment
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Doughty, Kimberly N.; Treu, Judith A.; Eckner, Kerstin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify key drivers of students' breakfast habits, including eating breakfast at home or at school, to inform strategies that school nutrition professionals might use to increase participation in School Breakfast Programs (SBPs). Methods: A convenience sample of students in grades 1-12 from two…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Breakfast Programs, Student Participation, Student Attitudes
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Alcorn, Michelle; Paez, Paola; Watkins, Tracee; Cole, Kerri – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) determine commonly used procedures for milk served in locations other than the cafeteria during breakfast service; and (2) examine the effectiveness of these practices in maintaining recommended milk temperatures. Methods: A national sample of 110 school nutrition directions selected…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Food, Nutrition, Food Standards
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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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Yeo, Noelle; Harnack, Lisa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: This study aimed to describe efforts by Minnesota public School Food Authorities (SFAs) to implement the Smart Snack regulations in secondary schools and challenges associated with implementing these regulations five years after they went into effect. Methods: Public SFAs (n=452) in Minnesota were invited to complete an online…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, National Standards, Secondary Schools, Food
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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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Mann, Georgianna; Barnard, Marie; Knight, Kathy; Green, Eleanor; Tkachuk, Emma – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Good Food for Oxford Schools (GFOS) program by assessing perceptions of Child Nutrition Program (CNP) staff. This evaluation was completed to provide insights to support continued quality improvement of the program, and to explore the potential impact of the program on the students and teachers in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Food, Nutrition, Dining Facilities
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