Read the Spring 2021 Issue of JCN&M Today!


To help you address various challenges in your school meals operation, check the results of the latest research studies in the Spring 2021 edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management . The just-released spring edition of JCN&M includes the following articles:

  • Perspectives of UK Catering Staff on Adolescents’ Food Choices at School
  • Perceptions Held by Guardians of Elementary School Children About the Influencers and Motivators for Purchasing School Lunch Meals
  • Food Defense Practices in School Nutrition Programs
  • Impact of Summer Mobile Feeding Sites on Increasing Children’s Access to Food
  • Training and Professional Development Needs Assessment for State Agency Child Nutrition Program Professionals Who Work Primary with School Nutrition Programs
  • Assessing Electronic Children’s Books for Use with Garden Activities and Nutrition Education
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service Research Summary

To access these articles and other research, visit As you start planning new innovations for the upcoming school year, be sure to review JCN&M’s archives to discover research findings on such topics as food allergy management, behavioral marketing techniques, farm-to-school procurement, time to eat, rural district challenges, breakfast after the bell and more.

Published twice yearly, JCN&M features peer-reviewed research on a wide variety of topics pertinent to those working in school nutrition. The Journal can be a great tool for your staff, your school’s administration or your state’s lawmakers. The information provided in the Journal can help all stakeholders with data-driven decision making, which provides a solid foundation for new policies or changes.

Additionally, JCN&M is seeking submissions for a special issue addressing challenges and strategies related to the need for alternative meal service and delivery and invites individuals who can offer relevant strategies and innovative solutions for ensuring the health and safety of school meals in the midst of uncertainty to submit manuscripts for publication consideration. The submission deadline is December 31, 2021. Click here for more information.

Read the Spring 2021 issue of JCN&M

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