Volume 42, Issue 1, Spring 2018


The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management

A Publication of the School Nutrition Association

Table of Contents

Volume 42, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Editor's Note

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and School Nutrition Association Comprehensive Nutrition Programs and Services in Schools Purpose/Objectives
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, School Nutrition Association, andSociety for Nutrition Education and Behavior that comprehensive, integrated nutrition programsin preschool through high school are essential to improve the health, nutritional status, andacademic performance.


Understanding School Culture and Its Relation to Farm to School Programming Purpose/Objectives
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between school culture and FTS efforts.

by Jennifer Cirillo, MS; Ryan Morra, MS

Nudges to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Results from a Field ExperimentPurpose/Objectives
Research on incentivizing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) has been and continues to be conducted in school lunchrooms.

by Janani R. Thapa, Ph.D. and Conrad P. Lyford, Ph.D.

The Effects of a Nutrition Education Intervention on Third- and Fifth-grade Students’ Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge, Preference and Consumption Purpose/Objectives
The aim of this research was to determine if a F/V-targeted nutrition education intervention would increase F/V knowledge, preference, and consumption among elementary school-aged students.

by Alexandra Epstein-Solfield, MS; Clay Arango, PhD.; Dana Ogan, MS, RD; Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD., RD

Parent Support for Breakfast After the Bell Programs in a State with Very Low Breakfast Participation Purpose/Objectives
The study aim was to evaluate parent support for breakfast after the bell programs (BABPs).

by Amanda Haines, B.S. and Lori Andersen Spruance, PhD, CHES


What Role Does Taste Play in School Meal Studies? A Narrative Review of the Literature Purpose/Objectives
School meals play an important role in student well-being. However, studies have given evidence that school meals may not be satisfactory to students.

by Kayla Guerrero, BS; Annemarie Olsen, PhD; Karen Wistoft, PhD


The Sustained Impact of Teacher Encouragement on Elementary Students’ Vegetable Snack Consumption: Initial Findings from a Wisconsin Study Purpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of teacher encouragement on elementary school student vegetable snack consumption.

by Eric M. Jamelske, PhD; Erin Vernon, PhD

Operating School Meal Programs in Rural Districts: Challenges and Solutions Purpose/Objectives
The goal of this study was to explore unique issues that rural school nutrition professionals face in operating successful school meal programs, and their strategies for overcoming those barriers.

by Vanessa Hoffman, RD, MPH; Mithuna Srinivasan, PhD; Madeleine Levin, MPH; Stephanie Scarmo, MPH, PhD

USDA Food and Nutrition Services Research Summary

USDA FNS Research Update Purpose/Objectives
The FNS Research Corner provides a continuing series to summarize recently completed and current research conducted by the U.S.

Alice Ann H. Gola, PhD; Jinee Burdg, MPP, RDN, LDN

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