The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management


If you’re looking for the latest research articles on significant issues affecting child nutrition and school foodservice management, look no further. The latest issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management is available for you to review.

Published twice a year, each issue of this exclusively digital publication features several research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs. For the Spring 2018 issue, the peer-reviewed articles include:

Research in Action:

  • Understanding School Culture and Its Relation to Farm to School Programming
  • Nudges to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Results from a Field Experiment
  • The Effects of a Nutrition Education Intervention on Third- and Fifth-grade Students’ Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge, Preference and Consumption
  • Parent Support for Breakfast After the Bell Programs in a State with Very Low Breakfast Participation

Practical Solutions:

  • The Sustained Impact of Teacher Encouragement on Elementary Students’ Vegetable Snack Consumption: Initial Findings from a Wisconsin Study
  • Operating School Meal Programs in Rural Districts: Challenges and Solutions

Current Issues

  • What Role Does Taste Play in School Meal Studies? A Narrative Review of the Literature

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Archive of past issues:

Spring 2018
Spring 2017   Fall 2017
Spring 2016   Fall 2016
Spring 2015   Fall 2015 
Spring 2014   Fall 2014 
Spring 2013   Fall 2013 
Spring 2012   Fall 2012 
Spring 2011   Fall 2011 
Spring 2010   Fall 2010 
Spring 2009   Fall 2009 
Spring 2008   Fall 2008 
Spring 2007   Fall 2007 
Spring 2006   Fall 2006 
Spring 2005   Fall 2005 
Spring 2004   Fall 2004 
Spring 2003   Fall 2003 
Spring 2002   Fall 2002 

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