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Epstein-Solfield, Alexandra; Arango, Clay; Ogan, Dana; Stendell-Hollis, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Most American school children fail to meet recommended intakes of fruits and vegetables (F/V). Possible solutions to increase intake include nutrition education interventions paired with access to a cafeteria salad bar (SB). The aim of this research was to determine if a F/V-targeted nutrition education intervention would…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Food, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Jamelske, Eric M.; Vernon, Erin – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of teacher encouragement on elementary school student vegetable snack consumption. Methods: Twelve Wisconsin elementary school teachers were randomly assigned different levels of encouragement procedures during vegetable snack time. The consumption levels of 218 students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Food Standards, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Thapa, Janani R.; Lyford, Conrad P. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Research on incentivizing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) has been and continues to be conducted in school lunchrooms. This study examined the use of stickers and toys to nudge F/V selection and consumption among students in grades 1 through 5. The study was conducted in two low-income elementary schools in West…
Descriptors: Incentives, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Food
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Guerrero, Kayla; Olsen, Annemarie; Wistoft, Karen – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
School meals play an important role in student well-being. However, studies have given evidence that school meals may not be satisfactory to students. Evidence suggests that taste plays an influential role in students' food decisions and eating experiences. This review of current research finds that studies around improving school meals mainly…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Eating Habits, Well Being
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Hildebrand, Deana; Millburg Ely, Catherine; Betts, Nancy M.; Gates, Gail E. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: Advocacy groups recommend the school lunch period allow students 20 minutes of time to eat. While there is increasing evidence to support this recommendation, there is less known about the effect of eating time on nutrient consumption. The purpose of this study was to determine whether time to eat affected students' consumption…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
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Holben, David H.; Weber, Michelle A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: To describe: 1) the implementation of a fruit and vegetable education program developed to improve produce intake among youth and their families in a rural Mississippi school district; and 2) satisfaction data for the program. Methods: A six-week produce education program was implemented in the cafeterias of three (two control…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Rural Schools
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Bristow, Kelly; Jenkins, Steven; Kelly, Patrick; Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: Schools are offering more fruits and vegetables; yet consumption of fruits and vegetables among adolescents remains low. Many schools are implementing Farm-to-School programs to help generate excitement and increase selection of fruits and vegetables by students. The purpose of this research was to determine if a simple tasting…
Descriptors: High School Students, Eating Habits, Food Service, Food
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Johnson, Carolyn C.; Spruance, Lori Andersen; O'Malley, Keelia; Begalieva, Maya; Myers, Leann – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: Evaluation of school-based activities is a high priority for school personnel. Nutrition activities, such as salad bars (SBs) incorporated into school lunchrooms, may increase children's consumption of low-energy, high fiber diets. The purpose of this paper is to describe a problem-solving/ decision-making model and demonstrate…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Decision Making, Food, Dining Facilities
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Snelling, Anastasia; Newman, Constance; Watts, Erin; Van Dyke, Hugo; Malloy, Elizabeth; Gharmarian, Yasha; Guthrie, Joanne; Mancino, Lisa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study evaluated a behavioral economic strategy which paired a fresh cold fruit and cold vegetable to increase consumption of vegetables among elementary school children. Methods: The 14-day study was conducted in 12 public elementary schools in a suburban school district, which follows the offer model allowing students to…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Food, Eating Habits, Public Schools
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Brzozowski, Hannah; Ogan, Dana; Englund, Tim; Stendell-Hollis, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Objectives: To examine the association between frequency of breakfast consumption and body mass index (BMI) among elementary students participating in a traditional School Breakfast Program (SBP) in a school district that is implementing a Farm to School (F2S) program compared to those participating in a traditional SBP without F2S. Methods: This…
Descriptors: Correlation, Breakfast Programs, Body Composition, Body Weight
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Landry, Alicia S.; Butz, Rebecca; Connell, Carol L.; Yadrick, Kathy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate behaviors related to fruit and vegetable intake before and after implementation of a theory-based Farm to School pilot intervention in a rural school. Methods: Students in fifth grade at a rural elementary school were asked to complete pre- and post-test measures based on the Theory of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Agricultural Production, Pretests Posttests
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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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Bica, Lori A.; Jamelske, Eric M.; Lagorio, Carla H. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: American children's consumption of fruits and vegetables (FVs) does not meet current recommendations. Hence, several federally funded, school-based programs have been initiated over the last several years. One such program is the United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), which provides…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Elementary School Students, Program Effectiveness
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