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Welcome to the Spring Issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management (JCN&M)!

Please consider submitting manuscripts to the Journal to further the dissemination of research and other relevant information in our field. Articles can be submitted in one of the following categories: 1) Commentary, 2) Current Issue, 3) Practical Solution, 4) Research in Action, or 5) Research Briefs. Information on JCN&M contribution and reprint guidelines can be found at the following link.

Recognition Of Reviews

Thank you to everyone who served as a peer reviewer for this issue. Without your contributions, this publication would not be possible. Please consider supporting the efforts of the Journal of Childhood Nutrition & Management by serving as a freviewer or nominating a colleague. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact: Keith.rushing@usm.edu.

In This Issue

This issue of the JCN&M has one Research Brief article. In this study, researchers set out to assess Elementary Education (El Ed) students’ readiness to implement breakfast in the classroom (BIC) and identify whether an educational video could improve their perception of BIC as a model for breakfast delivery.

There are three Research in Action articles. In the first article, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a summer virtual food literacy program on third through fifth graders’ dietary patterns, food literacy knowledge and skills, and self-efficacy regarding eating. In the second article, researchers conducted a systematic review of literature describing modifications and interventions to the school breakfast and lunch environment aimed at decreasing food waste in K-12 schools in the United States. In the third study, researchers sought to identify farm to school nutrition program coordinators’ perceptions about the food safety of produce in farm to school activities.

Our Additional Content features summaries of completed and ongoing research from the FNS Research Corner, presented by Susannah Barr, PhD.

Keith Rushing, PhD, RD 
Editor, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, School Nutrition Association