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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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Jamelske, Eric M.; Vernon, Erin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of teacher encouragement on elementary school student vegetable snack consumption. Methods: Twelve Wisconsin elementary school teachers were randomly assigned different levels of encouragement procedures during vegetable snack time. The consumption levels of 218 students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Food Standards, Elementary School Teachers
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Cirillo, Jennifer; Morra, Ryan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The number of Farm to School (FTS) programs is increasing across the United States. These programs employ a variety of school-based initiatives including, but not limited to, local procurement for the school nutrition program, nutrition education in the classroom, hands-on and garden-based learning, and community partnerships…
Descriptors: School Culture, Nutrition Instruction, Agricultural Production, Food
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Hoffman, Vanessa; Srinivasan, Mithuna; Levin, Madeleine; Scarmo, Stephanie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The goal of this study was to explore unique issues that rural school nutrition professionals face in operating successful school meal programs, and their strategies for overcoming those barriers. Methods: This study was conducted through 10 key informant interviews and three focus groups with rural school nutrition…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, School Administration, Lunch Programs
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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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Thapa, Janani R.; Lyford, Conrad P. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Research on incentivizing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) has been and continues to be conducted in school lunchrooms. This study examined the use of stickers and toys to nudge F/V selection and consumption among students in grades 1 through 5. The study was conducted in two low-income elementary schools in West…
Descriptors: Incentives, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Food
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Haines, Amanda; Spruance, Lori Andersen – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The study aim was to evaluate parent support for breakfast after the bell programs (BABPs). Methods: Data were collected through an online survey from parents (n=488) of school-aged children enrolled in public schools in Utah. Data were analyzed using generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression methods. Results: Parents…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Breakfast Programs, Parent Surveys, Online Surveys
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Guerrero, Kayla; Olsen, Annemarie; Wistoft, Karen – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
School meals play an important role in student well-being. However, studies have given evidence that school meals may not be satisfactory to students. Evidence suggests that taste plays an influential role in students' food decisions and eating experiences. This review of current research finds that studies around improving school meals mainly…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Eating Habits, Well Being
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Hildebrand, Deana; Millburg Ely, Catherine; Betts, Nancy M.; Gates, Gail E. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Advocacy groups recommend the school lunch period allow students 20 minutes of time to eat. While there is increasing evidence to support this recommendation, there is less known about the effect of eating time on nutrient consumption. The purpose of this study was to determine whether time to eat affected students' consumption…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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Stokes, Nathan; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of the study was to determine types and frequency of local food products purchased by schools as part of FTS programs and to identify whether differences in purchasing exist relative to school size (number of lunches served). Methods: A valid and reliable questionnaire was developed from qualitative interviews with…
Descriptors: Food Service, Food, Purchasing, School Personnel
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Sauer, Kevin; Patten, Emily; Roberts, Kevin; Schartz, Michael – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to collect current baseline data about food allergy management in school districts. The guiding objectives included determining the extent of food allergy accommodations and frequency of allergic reactions in schools, in addition to assessing management strategies implemented by school nutrition…
Descriptors: Allergy, Food, Child Health, Student Needs
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
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Holben, David H.; Weber, Michelle A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: To describe: 1) the implementation of a fruit and vegetable education program developed to improve produce intake among youth and their families in a rural Mississippi school district; and 2) satisfaction data for the program. Methods: A six-week produce education program was implemented in the cafeterias of three (two control…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Rural Schools
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Bristow, Kelly; Jenkins, Steven; Kelly, Patrick; Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: Schools are offering more fruits and vegetables; yet consumption of fruits and vegetables among adolescents remains low. Many schools are implementing Farm-to-School programs to help generate excitement and increase selection of fruits and vegetables by students. The purpose of this research was to determine if a simple tasting…
Descriptors: High School Students, Eating Habits, Food Service, Food
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Berman, Danielle; Burdg, Jinee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
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. For further information, contact the Office of Policy Support (OPS) at (703) 305-2117. Links to published studies and reports as…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Nutrition
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