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Medina, Xotchil; Giampaoli, Joan; Goto, Keiko; Hart, Shelley – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Bi-monthly farm stands utilizing Harvest of the Month (HOTM) produce with cooking demonstrations and recipe tastings were made available to students, teachers, and the community at a low-income school in the western United States. A hedonic tasting chart was displayed at all farm stands, and participants were encouraged to rate the tastings.…
Descriptors: Food, Low Income, Preferences, Cooking Instruction
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Handforth, Kellyn M.; Gilboy, Mary Beth; Harris, Jeffrey; Melia, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this project was to assess fruit and vegetable plate waste, examine patterns of selection and consumption of specific fruit and vegetable subgroups, and analyze for differences across gender, grade level, and school. Methods: A previously-validated digital photography method was used to collect plate waste data…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Suburban Schools, Lunch Programs
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Kjosen, Maria M.; Moore, Carolyn E.; Cullen, Karen W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose: This study assessed student perceptions of school meals under the new federal meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Student feedback is instrumental in developing strategies to increase and maintain NSLP participation, satisfaction, and ultimately provide students with a healthy meal. Methods: Anonymous…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Lunch Programs, Food
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Smith, Stephanie; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Auld, Garry – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine middle school students' satisfaction with the school lunch experience, using two validated surveys; the Middle/Junior High School Student Participation Survey and the Middle/Junior High School Student Non-Participation Survey, both developed by the National Food Service Management…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Student Surveys, Middle School Students, Statistical Analysis
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Connors, Priscilla; Bednar, Carolyn – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The study objective was to document choices of entrées, 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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Summers, Amber C.; Smith, Paul; Ezike, Adaora; Frutchey, Robin; Fahle, Jenna; DeVries, Eva; Taylor, Jarrett; Cheskin, Lawrence J. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine if mushroom blended recipes are an acceptable option for use in the school food program. The palatability and acceptance of mushroom-soy-beef blend burgers among school-aged children was tested. Methods: Students in grades 2 through 8 were invited to participate in a taste test.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Student Attitudes, Grade 2
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Young, Kathleen D.; Snelling, Anastasia; Maroto, Maya; Young, Katherine A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: In 2010, a large urban school district implemented a district-wide school wellness policy that addressed childhood obesity by requiring schools to increase health and physical education contact hours for students and to improve the nutritional standards of school meals. Schools were required to serve a different fruit and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Nutrition, Food Service, Food Standards
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Pucciarelli, Deanna; McNeany, Terry; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objective: School cafeterias have the potential to positively contribute to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. The purpose of this project was to assess adolescents' nutrition knowledge and dietary choices, and to measure the relationship between students' nutrition knowledge and the type of food items purchased in their…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Grade 7
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Cullen, Karen Weber; Thompson, Deborah I.; Watson, Kathleen B. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objective: Providing a school breakfast to students may be a practical intervention that improves energy balance, nutrient intake, and school academic achievement variables. This purpose of this pilot study was to identify the ecological factors influencing middle school student school breakfast participation and possible strategies to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Participation, Breakfast Programs, Nutrition
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Bark, Katie; Stenberg, Molly; Sutherland, Shelly; Hayes, Dayle – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of the "Montana Recess Before Lunch Survey" was to explore benefits, challenges, and factors associated with successful implementation of Recess Before Lunch (RBL), from the perspective of school principals. Methods: An online written questionnaire was distributed to all (N = 661) Montana elementary and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Nutrition, Wellness, Principals
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Forrestal, Sarah G.; Issel, L. Michele; Kviz, Frederick J.; Chávez, Noel – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2008
Purpose/Objectives: The National School Lunch Program is well situated to address the vulnerability of lower income children at increased risk for both under and overnutrition. Evidence suggests, however, that a significant amount of food served in the program goes uneaten. One way to monitor this problem is through children's self-reported plate…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Children, Eating Habits, Lunch Programs
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Murimi, Mary W.; Guthrie, Joanne; Landry, Danielle; Paun, Mihaela M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2008
Objective: To assess nutrition knowledge and dietary behaviors of seventh graders in nine randomly selected middle schools in Louisiana. Methods: This descriptive study used personal data assistants (PDAs) to administer a pre-validated questionnaire developed from national instruments to 127 seventh grade students from nine randomly-selected…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Eating Habits, Handheld Devices, Parent Child Relationship