Volume 39, Issue 2, Fall 2015

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management

A Publication of the School Nutrition Association

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Volume 39, Issue 2, Fall 2015

Editor’s Note

Recognition of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management Peer Reviewers  


Identifying Associations Between Format and Placement of School Salad Bars and Fruit and Vegetable SelectionPurpose/Objectives
The objective of the study was to determine associations between format and placement of salad bars and the amount of FV selected from salad bars.

Lynn M. Huynh, PhD, MPH; Phyllis Pirie, PhD; Elizabeth G. Klein, PhD, MPH; Gail Kaye, PhD; Roxanne Moore, MS, RD

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Dietary Patterns of Preadolescents Attending Schools in the MidwestPurpose/Objectives
The present study examined dietary intake of fruit and vegetables and dietary patterns of preadolescents attending schools in the Midwest.

Martha J. Nepper, MS, RD; Weiwen Chai, PhD

Successes and Challenges in Using Group-Level Incentives to Increase Children’s Aggregate Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Lunch in One Wisconsin Elementary SchoolPurpose/Objectives
This study explored using group-level incentives to motivate children in a Wisconsin elementary school to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Sydney Chinchanachokchai, PhD; Eric M. Jamelske, PhD

Exploring Milk and Yogurt Selection in an Urban Universal School Breakfast ProgramPurpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to explore milk and yogurt selection among students participating in a School Breakfast Program.

M. Elizabeth Miller, PhD, RD, LD; Sockju Kwon, PhD, RD, LD

Middle School Cafeteria Food Choice and Waste Prior to Implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Changes in the National School Lunch ProgramPurpose/Objectives
The study objective was to document choices of entrées, vegetables, fruits, grains/breads, and beverages on lunch trays and to determine the amount of each that was discarded after mealtime.

Priscilla Connors, PhD, RD; Carolyn Bednar, PhD, RD

Middle School Student Perceptions of School Lunch Following Revised Federal School Meal GuidelinesPurpose/Objectives
This study assessed student perceptions of school meals under the new federal meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Maria M. Kjosen, MS, RD; Carolyn E. Moore, PhD, RD; Karen W. Cullen, DrPH, RD

Satisfaction of Middle School Lunch Program Participants and Non-Participants with the School Lunch ExperiencePurpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to determine middle school students’ satisfaction with the school lunch experience, using two validated surveys; the Middle/Junior High School Student Participation Survey and the Middle/Junior High School Student Non-Participation Survey, both developed by the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI).

Stephanie Smith, PhD, RD; Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD; Garry Auld, PhD, RD


The Importance of Improving the Nutritional Quality of Packed Lunches in U.S. Schools
Sarah Misyak, PhD; Alisha Farris, PhD, RD; Georgianna Mann, MS;Elena Serrano, PhD


Opportunities in the Classroom or Cafeteria for a “Tasting Challenge” to Influence First Grade Students’ Willingness to Try New FoodsPurpose/Objectives
To develop and implement a ‘Tasting Challenge’ activity that is feasible for schools to influence and measure the willingness of elementary students to try new foods.

Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN; Tara Conlon, MS; Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD; Susan L. Johnson, PhD

A Pilot Study to Compare a Mushroom-Soy-Beef Burger to an All-Beef Burger in School MealsPurpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to determine if mushroom blended recipes are an acceptable option for use in the school food program.

Amber C. Summers, PhD, RDN, CHES; Paul Smith, MA; Adaora Ezike, MHS;Robin Frutchey, MA, LCPC; Jenna Fahle; Eva DeVries; Jarrett Taylor;Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, FTOS


2015 Child Nutrition Showcase Research Abstracts


ICN Summary of Research
Mary Frances Nettles, PhD, RD

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