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Connors, Priscilla; Bednar, Carolyn – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The study objective was to document choices of entrĂ©es, vegetables, fruits, grains/breads, and beverages on lunch trays and to determine the amount of each that was discarded after mealtime. Methods: A convenience sample of two urban middle school cafeterias in Texas participated in the study which took place in the 2010-2011…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Food
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Brown, Jennifer S.; Bednar, Carolyn; DiMarco, Nancy M.; Connors, Priscilla L. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine changes in school nutrition programs and the school environment as reported by school nutrition directors who are following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program. The objective was to determine before and after changes in the average lunch…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Educational Environment, Change, Federal Programs
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Pratt, Peggy; Bednar, Carolyn; Kwon, Junehee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigated the types of technology/software currently used by Southwest Region school nutrition directors (SNDs) and assessed their perceptions of barriers to purchasing new technology/software. In addition, the importance of future technology/software acquisitions in meeting school nutrition program (SNP) goals…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Dietetics, Nutrition Instruction
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Sherrin, A. Rachelle; Bednar, Carolyn; Kwon, Junehee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2009
Purpose: Purpose of this research was to investigate utilization of labor productivity standards and variables that affect productivity in Texas school foodservice operations. Methods: A questionnaire was developed, validated, and pilot tested, then mailed to 200 randomly selected Texas school foodservice directors. Descriptive statistics for…
Descriptors: Food Service, Nutrition, Labor Standards, Labor
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Johnson, Cara M.; Bednar, Carolyn; Kwon, Junehee; Gustof, Alissa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare nutrient content and cost of home-packed lunches to nutrient standards and prices for reimbursable school lunches. Methods: Researchers observed food and beverage contents of 333 home packed lunches at four north Texas elementary schools. Nutritionist Pro was used to analyze lunches for calories,…
Descriptors: Health, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Comparative Analysis