Volume 40, Issue 1, Spring 2016

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management

A Publication of the School Nutrition Association

Table of Contents

Volume 40, Issue 1, Spring 2016

Editor’s Note

RESEARCH IN ACTION

School Lunch Quality Following Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act ImplementationPurpose/Objectives
This study investigates the effect of meal component changes by the Healthy, Hunger-Free KidsAct 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 theHealthy Eating Index.

Katherine Smith, RDN, CDN; Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, FAND; Tim Englund, PhD; Dana Ogan, MS, RDN; Mary Barbee, MS, CN

School Nutrition Directors’ Perspectives on Preparing for and Implementing USDA’s New School Meal RegulationsPurpose/Objectives
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 forand subsequently implement the regulations.

Bethany A. Yon, PhD; Sarah A. Amin, PhD, MPH; Jennifer C. Taylor, MS; Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD

Beverage Selections and Impact on Healthy Eating Index Scores in Elementary Children’s Lunches From School and From HomePurpose/Objectives
This study were to analyze beverage selections of elementary students consuming National School Lunch Program meals and lunches brought from home, compare overall meal quality (MQ) of NSLP and LBFH by food components usingHealthy Eating Index 2010 (HEI-2010), and investigate the impact of beverage selections on MQ.

Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, FAND; Tim Englund, PhD; Dana Ogan, MS, RDN; Tracee Watkins, MBA, CHE; Mary Barbee, MS, CN; Keith Rushing, PhD, RD

Impacts of Scheduling Recess Before Lunch in Elementary Schools: A Case Study Approach of Plate Waste and Perceived BehaviorsPurpose/Objectives
Recess Before Lunch (RBL) for elementary students is considered a best practice related toincreased nutrient intakes at lunch, decreased afternoon behavioral issues, and increasedafternoon learning efficiency; however, school characteristics, such as amount of time for lunch,offer vs. serve, and scheduling factors can influence implementation.

Catherine H. Strohbehn, PhD, RD, CP-FS; Garth W. Strohbehn, MD, MPhil; Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, PhD; Ruth A. Litchfield, PhD, RDN, LD; Carrie Scheidel, MPH; Patti Delger, RD, LD

Fruit and Vegetable Plate Waste Among Students in a Suburban School District Participating in the National School Lunch ProgramPurpose/Objectives
The purpose of this project was to assess fruit and vegetable plate waste, examine patterns ofselection and consumption of specific fruit and vegetable subgroups, and analyze for differencesacross gender, grade level, and school.

Kellyn M. Handforth, MPH; Mary Beth Gilboy, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN; Jeffrey Harris, DrPH, MPH, RD, LDN; Nicole Melia, RD, LDN

Elementary Parent Perceptions of Packing Lunches and the National School
Lunch ProgramPurpose/Objectives
The purpose of thisstudy was to explore parental factors influencing child participation in the NSLP and/or packinglunches from home and to examine if differences exist by school level free and reduced lunch(FRL) eligibility.

Alisha R. Farris, PhD, RD; Sarah Misyak, PhD; Kiyah J. Duffey, PhD; Naama Atzaba-Poria, PhD; Kathy Hosig, PhD, MPH, RD; George C. Davis, PhD; Mary M. McFerren, EdD; Elena L. Serrano, PhD

Montana Cook Fresh Workshop Pilot: A K-12 School Nutrition Professional Training to Incorporate Whole Foods in School MealsPurpose/Objectives
To meet new school meal guidelines, create meals that appeal to students, and promote positivefood choices and health status among students, school nutrition programs are increasinglymoving towards scratch cooking.

Lacy Stephens, MS, RDN; Carmen Byker Shanks, PhD; Aubree Roth, MS; Katie Bark, RD, LN, SNS

Exploring Pulses Through Math, Science, and Nutrition ActivitiesPurpose/Objectives
This current study examined the short-termeffectiveness of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-focused schoolgarden-based curriculum on student knowledge and preference for dry beans.

Diane K. Smith, MA, RD; Bidisha Mandal, PhD; Michael L. Wallace, MEd; Lee Anne Riddle, MEd; Susan Kerr, DVM, PhD; Kelly Ann Atterberry, MS; Carol Miles, PhD

CURRENT ISSUES

Barriers and Opportunities to Serving Pulses in School Meals in Washington SchoolsPurpose/Objectives
Ensuring that food provided to children in schools is consistent with current dietaryrecommendations is an important national focus. The current NSLP recommendations were designed to better meet the Dietary Guidelines forAmericans and promote a healthful school eating environment.

Diane K. Smith, MA, RD; Lee Anne Riddle, MEd; Susan Kerr, DVM, PhD; Kelly Ann Atterberry, MS; Jane Lanigan, PhD; Carol Miles, PhD

FNS RESEARCH CORNER

Summary of USDA ResearchPurpose/Objectives
The FNS Research Corner provides a continuing series of summaries of recently completed andcurrent research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service(FNS) in the area of child nutrition.

Lisa Southworth, MPP

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