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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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McGovern, Conor F.; Newman, Constance – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
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, research conducted through grant activities, and in-progress research are…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Grants, Research Projects, Food
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Bouzek, Allison; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Developing healthy eating habits in childhood may support future healthy food choices. With most children spending some time outside of the home, child care facilities have the opportunity to positively influence children's eating habits. The purpose of this paper is to review recent research regarding foods served in child care settings and…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Eating Habits, Child Care Centers
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Drzal, Nicholas; Alaimo, Katherine; Henne, Rebecca – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: This paper describes the results from a Smarter Lunchroom program designed to evaluate if bundling fruit or vegetable strategies listed on the Smarter Lunchroom Scorecard increased selection of fruits and vegetables by students in school cafeterias from 2015 to 2017. Methods: Twenty-one Michigan State University (MSU) Extension…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition
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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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