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Cirillo, Jennifer; Morra, Ryan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The number of Farm to School (FTS) programs is increasing across the United States. These programs employ a variety of school-based initiatives including, but not limited to, local procurement for the school nutrition program, nutrition education in the classroom, hands-on and garden-based learning, and community partnerships…
Descriptors: School Culture, Nutrition Instruction, Agricultural Production, Food
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Landry, Alicia S.; Logue, Brittany K. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: Schools are being challenged to provide physical activity and nutrition education to students, and one way to do so is through the utilization of school gardens. The purpose of this study was to determine perceived benefits and barriers of implementing school gardens. Methods: A total of 896 principals employed by Mississippi…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Gardening
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Kwon, Junehee; Lee, Yee Ming; Park, Eunhye; Wang, Yujia; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study assessed current practices and attitudes of school nutrition program (SNP) management staff regarding free and reduced-price (F-RP) meal application and verification in SNPs. Methods: Stratified, randomly selected 1,500 SNP management staff in 14 states received a link to an online questionnaire and/or a printed…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Administrator Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Bell, Chelsea; Lambert, Laurel; Chang, Yunhee; Carithers, Teresa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The Mississippi Recipes for Success (MRS), a customizable selective menu system resource, was developed for child nutrition program (CNP) directors to comply with USDA nutrition regulations. The resource is available in printed and online formats and includes recipes, menu matrixes, food safety, and training materials for meal…
Descriptors: Child Health, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food
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Yon, Bethany A.; Amin, Sarah A.; Taylor, Jennifer C.; Johnson, Rachel K. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school meals regulations went into effect in July 2012. The purpose of this research was to explore school nutrition director's (SNDs) perspectives and attitudes about the new regulations and to identify strategies used to prepare for and subsequently implement the regulations.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food Standards, Nutrition, Administrator Attitudes
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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Rose, Donald; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purposes/Objectives: Fruit and vegetable (F/V) consumption may aid in childhood obesity prevention. F/V consumption in youth is low. School-based salad bars (SBs) may improve F/V access in youth. The purpose of this study was to explore administrative and school nutrition personnel perspectives related to adoption and continued implementation of…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Eating Habits, Administrators
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Smith, Diane K.; Riddle, Lee Anne; Kerr, Susan; Atterberry, Kelly; Lanigan, Jane; Miles, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Pulses are nutritionally important grain legumes that include dry beans, dry peas, garbanzo beans, and lentils. Schools are required to offer one-half cup pulses per week for each student participating in the National School Lunch Program [NSLP]. A survey of school nutrition directors and nutrition specialists was administered in Washington State…
Descriptors: Barriers, Opportunities, Nutrition, Food Service
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Rushing, Keith; Johnson, J. T. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the frequency of usage of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Recipes for Schools and investigate factors influencing their usage. The relationship between these variables and school district size (student enrollment) was also investigated. Methods: An expert panel…
Descriptors: Food Service, Dining Facilities, Nutrition, School District Size
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Sneed, Jeannie; Vaterlaus Patten, Emily – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 extended the requirements for a school food safety program to wherever food is stored, prepared, or served, including meals for field trips. The purpose of this study was to determine what foods are used for field trip meals, how those foods are transported and stored, and what standard…
Descriptors: Child Health, Food Standards, Field Trips, Food
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Grisamore, Amber; Roberts, Kevin R. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore school nutrition directors' attitudes and behaviors about food recalls. Specific objectives included: 1) Determine current food recall attitudes and the relationship between demographics and these attitudes; 2) Determine current practices of school nutrition directors related to…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition Instruction, Online Surveys, Safety
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Jamelske, Eric M.; Bica, Lori A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The US Department of Agriculture created its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to address poor nutrition and rising obesity among children. The FFVP allocates funding for selected elementary schools with at least 50% free/reduced price school meal enrollments to provide free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to students.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Nutrition Instruction, Interviews
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Dodson, Linette J.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: This study examined motivational aspects related to selecting school nutrition leadership as a career by registered dietitians (RDs). Motivational aspects were defined as valued characteristics which influence individuals' desires for specific work environments. Aspects of job satisfaction were also explored. Methods: An online…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Questionnaires, Food Service
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Lee, Yee Ming; Kwon, Junehee; Sauer, Kevin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore child nutrition professionals' (CNPs) attitudes about food allergies, current practices of food allergy training, and operational issues related to food allergy training in school foodservice operations. Methods: Three focus groups were conducted with 21 CNPs with managerial…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Child Health
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Linsenmeyer, Whitney; Kelly, Patrick; Jenkins, Steve; Mattfeldt-Berman, Mildred – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the school food environment of charter schools in Saint Louis, Missouri. The objectives were to: (1) describe the participation of charter schools in the National School Lunch Program and (2) describe the prevalence of competitive foods in charter schools. Methods: School administrators…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Lunch Programs, National Programs, Participation
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Yon, Bethany A.; Johnson, Rachel K.; Berlin, Linda – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
The offering of flavored milk in schools is a controversial topic. U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations now require that flavored milk in schools is fat-free. The perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes of 21 school nutrition directors (SNDs) about the offering and student acceptance of lower-calorie, flavored milk were explored using a focus…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Administrator Attitudes, Focus Groups
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