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Jaeschke, Elizabeth M.; Schumacher, Julie Raeder; Cullen, Robert W.; Wilson, Mardell A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of various school personnel who are key participants in child nutrition and wellness regarding the sustainability and use of school gardens. Methods: A convenience sample of staff from schools with school gardens across the United States was established, consisting of:…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Lunch Programs, Principals, Gardening
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Castillo, Alexandra; Nettles, Mary Frances – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this research study was to identify perceptions, practices, advantages, and barriers to implementation of branding concepts in school nutrition (SN) programs. Methods: Seven SN directors participated in an expert panel session to discuss trends and barriers to implementation of branding concepts in SN programs.…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Personality Traits, Food, Dining Facilities
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Snelling, Anastasia M.; Belson, Sarah Irvine; Young, Jessica – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
National and local polices have positioned schools to play an integral role in addressing the obesity epidemic by establishing preventive activities. Teachers are ideally suited to have a role in this process because teachers have direct and indirect impacts on student health outcomes. The purpose of this exploratory study was to assess the health…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Health Education, School Districts, Urban Schools
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Brown, Jennifer S.; Bednar, Carolyn; DiMarco, Nancy M.; Connors, Priscilla L. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine changes in school nutrition programs and the school environment as reported by school nutrition directors who are following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program. The objective was to determine before and after changes in the average lunch…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Educational Environment, Change, Federal Programs
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Sacheck, Jennifer M.; Morgan, Emily H.; Wilde, Parke; Griffin, Timothy; Nahar, Elizabeth; Economos, Christina D. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objective: This case study identified common elements of three diverse New England school districts that were real-world models of improving school meals. Methods: School districts that had greater than 1,000 students, [greater than or equal to]3 schools, and [greater than or equal to]40% of students who qualified for free- or…
Descriptors: School Activities, School Districts, Nutrition, Child Health
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Cullen, Karen Weber; Thompson, Deborah I.; Watson, Kathleen B. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objective: Providing a school breakfast to students may be a practical intervention that improves energy balance, nutrient intake, and school academic achievement variables. This purpose of this pilot study was to identify the ecological factors influencing middle school student school breakfast participation and possible strategies to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Participation, Breakfast Programs, Nutrition
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Rushing, Keith; Asperin, Amelia Estepa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The objectives of this project were to investigate the application of brand personality concepts in the school nutrition (SN) setting and to explore high school students' awareness and acceptance of these branding initiatives. Methods: An embedded, multiple-case replication design included structured interviews with SN…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, Dining Facilities, Marketing
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Jamelske, Eric M.; Bica, Lori A. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The United States Department of Agriculture initiated its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) in 2002. This study investigates the impact of the FFVP on children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: Participants were fourth- and fifth- graders from two program schools (n = 124) and two control schools (n = 134) in…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Food, Program Effectiveness, Eating Habits
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McCarthy, Erin; Wolff, Cindy; Bianco-Simeral, Stephanie; Crozier, Joseph; Goto, Keiko – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: This study examined the effect of the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) nutrition education intervention program on middle-school students' fruit and vegetable preferences, self-efficacy and attitudes, and self-reported consumption. Perceptions of socio-environmental factors and demographic characteristics were also compared to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Nutrition, White Students, Nutrition Instruction
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Roberts, Lindsay S.; Sharma, Sushma; Hudes, Mark L.; Fleming, Sharon E. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Background: African-American and Latino children living in neighborhoods with a low-socioeconomic index are more at risk of obesity-associated metabolic disease than their higher socioeconomic index and/or white peers. Currently, consistent and reliable questionnaires to evaluate nutrition and physical activity knowledge in these children are…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, African Americans, Questionnaires, Nutrition
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Pratt, Peggy; Bednar, Carolyn; Kwon, Junehee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: This study investigated the types of technology/software currently used by Southwest Region school nutrition directors (SNDs) and assessed their perceptions of barriers to purchasing new technology/software. In addition, the importance of future technology/software acquisitions in meeting school nutrition program (SNP) goals…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Dietetics, Nutrition Instruction
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Rosen, Renee A.; Hauge, Denise A.; Arndt, Elizabeth A.; Veal, Mike; Marquart, Len – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2011
Pasta is a popular grain food served as an entree or side dish in both home and away-from-home settings. In schools, pasta is served less frequently than other entrees. Pasta, especially whole-grain pasta, offers an opportunity to incorporate less expensive, nutritious, and versatile dishes into school meals. A need exists to develop whole-grain…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition, Nonprofit Organizations, Food
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Litchfield, Ruth E.; Wenz, Betsy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2011
Purpose/Objectives: The school nutrition environment includes food policy and practices, advertising, and presence of competitive foods (CF). CF provide schools with revenue; however, CF decrease National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participation and reimbursement as well as the nutrient density of children's diets. Local wellness policies (LWPs)…
Descriptors: Advertising, Middle Schools, International Schools, High School Students
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Hartstein, Jill; Cullen, Karen W.; Virus, Amy; El Ghormli, Laure; Volpe, Stella L.; Staten, Myrlene A.; Bridgman, Jessica C.; Stadler, Diane D.; Gillis, Bonnie; McCormick, Sarah B.; Mobley, Connie C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2011
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study is to report the impact of the three-year middle school-based HEALTHY study on intervention school vending machine offerings. There were two goals for the vending machines: serve only dessert/snack foods with 200 kilocalories or less per single serving package, and eliminate 100% fruit juice and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Intervention, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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Bai, Yeon; Feldman, Charles; Wunderlich, Shahla M.; Aletras, Stefanie C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2011
Purpose/Objectives: The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides funding to elementary schools for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to encourage healthy eating. The purpose of this study was to examine factors facilitating or challenging the program's successful implementation in one New Jersey school. Methods: Researchers conducted an…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Nutrition, Program Effectiveness, Hygiene
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