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Cullen, Karen Weber; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the "Team Up for School Nutrition Success" pilot initiative, conducted by the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), on meeting the objectives of the individual action plans created by school food authorities (SFAs) during the workshop. The action plans could address improving…
Descriptors: Workshops, Pilot Projects, School Personnel, Interviews
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Minaya, Sarah; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Through reinforcement of policies and nutrition standards linked to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), school environments play an important role in preventing childhood obesity. The NSLP includes mandated nutrition standards that specify recommended servings of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, dairy and protein, as well as limits on…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Child Health, Obesity
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Nettles, Mary Frances – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
The NFSMI Research Summary is a continuing series of summaries reporting recently completed research and research-based resources funded by the National Food Service Management Institute. The following research studies are summarized in this article: (1) Succession Planning for Management Level Staff in School Nutrition Programs; (2)…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, School Policy, Wellness, Training
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Oxenham, Erin; King, Amber D. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
School gardens as a form of nutrition education have become widespread. It is well known that children fall short of the daily recommended intake of fruit and vegetables. School-garden based programs show promise as a method of hands-on learning that promotes and increases fruit and vegetable consumption among school-aged children. There is little…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Program Effectiveness, Gardening
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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