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Dolly Kellogg; Julia VanderMolen; Kathryn J. Barnhart; Amber M. Hubbell – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2023
Purpose/Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of teachers regarding food allergies. This project highlighted the importance of training teachers and incorporating food allergy management and protocols to keep children with food allergies safe and in an inclusive environment at school. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Marjuyua Lartey – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2023
The Institute of Child Nutrition Applied Research Division (ICN ARD), funded through a grant administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS), conducts ongoing research to enhance Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs). This Research Update contains the status of: "Recently Completed Research"…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Child Health, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Abigail Prendergast; Kerri Lynn Knippen; Kelly Stamper-Balistreri – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2023
Purpose/Objectives: This study evaluated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children within the U.S. by assessing how parents' perceptions of children's nutritional patterns changed in relationship to school nutrition assistance program participation. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of American parents was used to evaluate changes to their…
Descriptors: Nutrition, COVID-19, Pandemics, Parent Attitudes
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Lori Andersen Spruance; Emma Beckstead; Eliza Hammond; Claudia Meza; Adrian Glover; Amanda Haines – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2023
Purpose/Objectives: Individuals in rural areas experience higher food insecurity. The School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) reduce food insecurity. Yet, SBP participation remains lower than NSLP participation. This study aimed to examine differences in parental perception relative to the NSLP and the SBP in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Preferences
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Jindrich, Caitlin; Daniels, Elizabeth; Hanson, Jennifer – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected foodservice operations within urban Kansas childcare centers. Methods: Three COVID-19-related questions were added to an online survey of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participating childcare centers located throughout Kansas.…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Food Service, Urban Areas, COVID-19
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Reisinger, Lily; Dhillon, Sarah – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in school closures and required school nutrition directors to shift their methods of executing the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The procurement of items, the composition of meals, and meal delivery were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Breakfast Programs
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Rosen, Roline Milfort; Taylor, Jeffrey; Baier, Kevin; May, Laurie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine and discuss common challenges associated with obtaining the correct school meal benefits level from the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program application process. The findings provide insights and policy recommendations for improving school meal processes and reducing the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Barriers
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Huye, Holly F.; Bradford, LaShaundrea – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Methods: Summative focus groups with teachers across three Head Start centers were conducted to explore teachers' attitudes toward the HH2H curriculum. The curriculum consisted of eight weekly nutrition lessons, interactive activities with puppets, taste tests, and physical activity set to music as a component of the Impact of a Preschool Obesity…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Multisensory Learning, Nutrition, Low Income Students
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Thapa, Samikshya; Lambert, Laurel; Stapp, Alicia; Knight, Kathy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: With the purpose of addressing childhood obesity, the U.S. Congress passed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) 2010, which strengthened the mandate and regulations for schools to develop and implement school wellness policies (SWPs) to promote students' health. Transparency and accessibility of SWPs among schools and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, High Schools, School Policy, Wellness
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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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Dreibelbis, Carol; Lee, Hunji – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
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 Programs (CNPs). Summaries of recently completed research projects and in-progress research are provided in this article.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Child Health, Program Effectiveness, Federal 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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Landry, Alicia; Thomson, Jessica; Walls, Tameka – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: The objective of the present study was to determine school food procurement amounts (weight and cost) in two Mississippi school districts to illustrate the potential economic and agricultural impacts of purchasing local foods for use in school meals. Methods: School food procurement data from two school districts similar in…
Descriptors: Food, Purchasing, Food Service, School Districts
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Jindrich, Caitlin; Sauer, Kevin; Daniels, Elizabeth; Procter, Sandra B.; Hanson, Jennifer – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2022
Purpose/Objectives: Interest in vegetarianism has increased in recent years. However, little is known of how this trend has impacted childcare foodservice operations. The purpose of this study was to explore the vegetarian menu substitution practices occurring within childcare centers and to describe the roles of nutrition professionals within…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, Child Care Centers, Eating Habits
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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
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