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Boutros, Basem A.; Lin, Naiqing – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: This study explored food traceability systems in school foodservice in the United States and the potential benefits and challenges to their implementation. Methods: An online questionnaire was developed and used to collect data. A mixed-mode approach was followed to recruit the participants. A convenience sample of 500 school…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, School Personnel, Factor Analysis
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D'Alessandro, Mark D. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
The Department of Defense is the only government entity serving more meals daily than New York City public schools, which operates a meal program with a rich history of both progress and regress. This story of New York City school meals is one that shows both local action and inputs of the federal government. A landmark policy change in 2017…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Board of Education Policy
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Bandy, Kristina M.; Peterson, Amanda D.; Wilkerson, Kristi; Hegde, Archana V.; Stage, Virginia C. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Early childhood educators (ECEs) are encouraged to utilize supportive feeding practices (SFPs) to promote children's healthy eating. SFPs include sitting with children during mealtimes, role modeling healthy eating behaviors, encouraging children to try new foods, and addressing children's hunger cues. Although Head Start…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Eating Habits, Policy, Food Service
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Gucciardi, Enza; Nagel, Robyn; Szwiega, Sylwia; Chow, Betty Yan Yan; Barker, Clare E.; Nezon, Janet; Bian, Helen; Butler, Alana – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Objectives: To pilot whether a sensory-based food education program, "Rainbow Food Heroes," increases children's intended and actual fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: The behavioral intervention, Rainbow Food Heroes, a sensory-based food education program, consisted of two 90-minute workshops delivered in one week, followed by a…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Nothum, Anna; Eggett, Dennis; Stokes, Nathan – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Farm to school (FTS) programs have many benefits, including potential for increased consumption of fruits and vegetables by students. However, there are challenges with hourly school nutrition employees' abilities to successfully process local produce and promote it to students. The purpose of this study was to identify…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Eating Habits, Self Efficacy, Health Promotion
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Green, Hannah; Mbogori, Teresia; Stroud, James; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objective: Historically, school administrators schedule recess immediately after lunch. Recent research, however, suggests a plethora of benefits if recess is scheduled before lunch, including decreased plate waste, increased consumption of nutrients, and decreased discipline problems on the playground and in the lunchroom. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Elementary Schools, Barriers
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Jayman, Michelle – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Purpose/Objectives: Chef's Adopt a School (CAAS) is an evidence-based food education program delivered in schools (Kindergarten-12th grade) in the United Kingdom (UK) which helps children understand the importance of nutritional literacy and encourages healthy eating. This qualitative study investigated the underlying components of the CAAS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food Service
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Slawson, Kari; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness of salad bars for increasing fruit and vegetable (F/V) intake is limited. This commentary discusses current evidence regarding the effectiveness of salad bars in increasing F/V selection and consumption, thereby reducing food waste. Key findings from this review of the research are that salad bars in…
Descriptors: Food, Conservation (Environment), Wastes, Child Health
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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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Hoffman, Vanessa; Srinivasan, Mithuna; Levin, Madeleine; Scarmo, Stephanie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The goal of this study was to explore unique issues that rural school nutrition professionals face in operating successful school meal programs, and their strategies for overcoming those barriers. Methods: This study was conducted through 10 key informant interviews and three focus groups with rural school nutrition…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Districts, School Administration, Lunch Programs
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Gola, Alice Ann H.; Burdg, Jinee – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
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. Summaries of recently completed research projects and in-progress research are provided in this article.
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Program Evaluation
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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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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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