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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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Haines, Amanda; Spruance, Lori Andersen – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The study aim was to evaluate parent support for breakfast after the bell programs (BABPs). Methods: Data were collected through an online survey from parents (n=488) of school-aged children enrolled in public schools in Utah. Data were analyzed using generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression methods. Results: Parents…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Breakfast Programs, Parent Surveys, Online Surveys
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Medina, Xotchil; Giampaoli, Joan; Goto, Keiko; Hart, Shelley – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Bi-monthly farm stands utilizing Harvest of the Month (HOTM) produce with cooking demonstrations and recipe tastings were made available to students, teachers, and the community at a low-income school in the western United States. A hedonic tasting chart was displayed at all farm stands, and participants were encouraged to rate the tastings.…
Descriptors: Food, Low Income, Preferences, Cooking Instruction
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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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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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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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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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Lee, Yee Ming; Kwon, Junehee; Park, Eunhye; Wang, Yujia; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigated the use of electronic and paper-based point-of-service (POS) systems in school nutrition programs (SNPs), including associated challenges and the desired skills and existing training practices for personnel handling such systems. Methods: A questionnaire was developed based on interviews with 25 SNP…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Programs, Questionnaires, Administrators
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Stephens, Lacy; Shanks, Carmen Byker; Roth, Aubree; Bark, Katie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: To meet new school meal guidelines, create meals that appeal to students, and promote positive food choices and health status among students, school nutrition programs are increasingly moving towards scratch cooking. This pilot research aimed to evaluate the outcomes of the Montana Cook Fresh Workshop, a culinary skills class…
Descriptors: Standards, Guidelines, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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Smith, Katherine; Bergman, Ethan A.; Englund, Tim; Ogan, Dana; Barbee, Mary – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigates the effect of meal component changes by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) on school lunch quality and consumption in elementary school students, grade 2-5 before and after the HHFKA guidelines were implemented in July 2012 using the Healthy Eating Index. Methods: In Spring 2012, before…
Descriptors: Child Health, Food, Nutrition, Hunger
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Bergman, Ethan A.; Englund, Tim; Ogan, Dana; Watkins, Tracee; Barbee, Mary; Rushing, Keith – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The purposes of this study were to: 1) analyze beverage selections of elementary students consuming National School Lunch Program meals (NSLP) and lunches brought from home (LBFH), 2) compare overall meal quality (MQ) of NSLP and LBFH by food components using Healthy Eating Index 2010 (HEI-2010), and 3) investigate the impact…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Elementary School Students, Eating Habits, Lunch Programs
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Smith, Diane K.; Mandal, Bidisha; Wallace, Michael L.; Riddle, Lee Anne; Kerr, Susan; Atterberry, Kelly Ann; Miles, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 includes pulses as a required component of the school lunch menu standard. Pulses are nutritionally important staple food crops, and include dry beans, dry peas, garbanzo beans, and lentils. This current study examined the short-term effectiveness of a Science, Technology, Engineering,…
Descriptors: Child Health, Hunger, Lunch Programs, Food
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Handforth, Kellyn M.; Gilboy, Mary Beth; Harris, Jeffrey; Melia, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this project was to assess fruit and vegetable plate waste, examine patterns of selection and consumption of specific fruit and vegetable subgroups, and analyze for differences across gender, grade level, and school. Methods: A previously-validated digital photography method was used to collect plate waste data…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Suburban Schools, Lunch Programs
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Farris, Alisha R.; Misyak, Sarah; Duffey, Kiyah J.; Atzaba-Poria, Naama; Hosig, Kathy; Davis, George C.; McFerren, Mary M.; Serrano, Elena L. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act updated the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The improved standards impact children who participate in the NSLP, but not the children who are bringing a packed lunch from home. Recent research suggests packed lunches are lower in nutritional quality…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Standards, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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