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Guinn, Caroline H.; Baxter, Suzanne Domel; Finney, Christopher J.; Hitchcock, David B. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: Analyses were conducted to examine variations in fourth-grade children's participation in school-breakfast and school-lunch programs by weekday, month, socioeconomic status, absenteeism, gender, and school-breakfast location. Methods: Fourth-grade children were participants in a dietary-reporting validation study during either…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs
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Abe, Keina; Akamatsu, Rie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the aspects of the Theory of Planned Behavior with the greatest relevance to plate waste (PW) among elementary school children in Tokyo, Japan. Methods: A total of 111 fifth- and sixth-grade students at an elementary school in Tokyo, Japan responded to a self-report questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Behavior Theories, Student Behavior
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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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Jones, Anna Marie; Punia, Mandeep; Young, Shannan; Huegli, Carol Chase; Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2013
Purpose/Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the perceived training needs of California school nutrition personnel. Methods: A questionnaire was developed using items from previous questionnaires administered to similar populations. New items were written based on feedback from stakeholders. Respondents were asked to rate their…
Descriptors: Training, School Personnel, Nutrition, Questionnaires
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Bica, Lori A.; Jamelske, Eric M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the 2009-2010 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on fruit intake and other behaviors related to fruit and vegetable consumption among Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-grade students. Methods: Participants were fourth- and fifth-grade from one FFVP school (n = 51)…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Nutrition, Researchers, Grade 5
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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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