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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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Berman, Danielle; Burdg, Jinee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
The FNS Research Corner provides a continuing series to summarize recently completed and current research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the area of child nutrition. For further information, contact the Office of Policy Support (OPS) at (703) 305-2117. Links to published studies and reports as…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Program Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Nutrition
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Patten, Emily Vaterlaus; Alcorn, Michelle; Watkins, Tracee; Cole, Kerri; Paez, Paola – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this exploratory, observational study was three-fold: 1) Determine current food safety practices at Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites; 2) Identify types of food served at the sites and collect associated temperatures; and 3) Establish recommendations for food safety training in the SFSP.…
Descriptors: Food, Food Standards, Food Service, Summer Programs
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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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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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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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Patel, Sheena M.; Gunn, Janelle P.; Merlo, Caitlin L.; Tong, Xin; Cogswell, Mary E. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess consumer support for policies lowering the sodium content of cafeteria foods in schools. Methods: Data were used from 9,634 adults aged >18 years who responded to questions about sodium in general and in school foods in a 2010 national mail panel survey. Prevalence of consumer…
Descriptors: School Policy, Food Service, Food Standards, Nutrition
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Strohbehn, Catherine; Jun, Jinhyun; Arendt, Susan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigated the influences of school foodservice employees' age and average number of hours worked per week on perceived safe food handling practices, barriers, and motivators. Methods: A bilingual survey (English and Spanish) was developed to assess reported food safety practices, barriers, and motivators to…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Food Service, Food Standards, Lunch Programs
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Roberts, Kevin R.; Sauer, Kevin; Sneed, Jeannie; Kwon, Junehee; Olds, David; Cole, Kerri; Shanklin, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine how school districts have implemented food safety programs based on HACCP principles. Specific objectives included: (1) Evaluate how schools are implementing components of food safety programs; and (2) Determine foodservice employees food-handling practices related to food safety.…
Descriptors: Food Service, Food Standards, Safety, School Districts
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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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Echon, Roger M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to provide baseline data and characteristics of food served and consumed prior to the recently mandated nutrition standards as authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Methods: Over 600,000 school lunch menus with associated food production records from 61 elementary schools…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food Service, Food Standards, Statistical Analysis
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Wojcicki, Janet M.; Elwan, Deena – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Background: Obesity and associated chronic diseases are increasing in frequency in African populations that also have a high burden of disease from infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Obesity and diabetes mellitus are common in Swaziland, Southern Africa, where >10% of children under the age of five are already obese.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Elementary School Students, Dining Facilities
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Tande, D. L.; Niemeier, B. S.; Hwang, J. H.; Stastny, S.; Bezbaruah, N.; Hektner, J. M.; Habedank, D. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare changes in preschool children's identification, preferences, and beliefs related to fruits and vegetables introduced to a child care center's menu before and after a nutrition education and food exposure intervention. The study also sought to determine how these changes were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Pilot Projects, Preferences, Beliefs
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Haas, Jessica; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Auld, Garry – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2014
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) What foods high school students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are discarding the most? (2) How much of these foods they are discarding? and (3) What are their perceptions towards school lunch? Methods: Researchers measured plate waste at two high…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Wastes, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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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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