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Thiagarajah, Krisha; Getty, Victoria M.; Johnson, Hattie L.; Case, Megan; Herr, Susan J. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 resulted in updated National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of this research was to investigate the approaches used by school foodservice managers and directors in Indiana in complying with the new regulations and to identify…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Program Implementation, Focus Groups
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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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Logan, Christopher W.; Cole, Nancy; Kamara, Sheku G. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
Purpose/Objectives: The Direct Verification Pilot tested the feasibility, effectiveness, and costs of using Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) data to verify applications for free and reduced-price (FRP) school meals instead of obtaining documentation from parents and guardians. Methods: The Direct Verification Pilot…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Insurance, School Districts, Feasibility Studies
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Zoellner, Jamie; Carr, Deborah – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2008
Objectives: Web-based training (WBT) has the potential to meet the diverse learning needs of school nutrition directors (SNDs). The overall objective of this needs assessment targeting SNDs was to explore their needs and interests in utilizing WBT. Methods: Researchers developed and administered two instruments: 1) a qualitative…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Programs, Administrators, Web Based Instruction