Volume 44, Issue 1, Spring 2020

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The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management

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Volume 44, Issue 1, Spring 2020

Editor's Note

CURRENT ISSUES

NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF FOODS SERVED IN CHILD CARE SETTINGS Purpose/Objectives
Developing healthy eating habits in childhood may support future healthy food choices.

by Allison Bouzek, MS, RDN, and Alice Jo Rainville, PhD, RD, CHE, SNS, FAND

RESEARCH IN ACTION

THE IMPACT OF A SMARTER LUNCHROOM PROGRAM ON SELECTION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES BY CHILDREN IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS Purpose/Objectives
This paper describes the results from a Smarter Lunchroom programdesigned to evaluate if bundling fruit or vegetable strategies listed on the Smarter LunchroomScorecard increased selection of fruits and vegetables by students in school cafeterias from 2015to 2017.

by Nicholas Drzal, MPH, RDN; Katherine Alaimo, PhD; and Rebecca Henne

IMPLEMENTATION OF USDA SMART SNACK STANDARDS IN MINNESOTA SECONDARY SCHOOLS Purpose/Objectives
This study aimed to describe efforts by Minnesota public School FoodAuthorities (SFAs) to implement the Smart Snack regulations in secondary schools andchallenges associated with implementing these regulations five years after they went into effect.

by Noelle Yeo, MPH, RD, and Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, MPH

COMPARISON OF COSTS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND PACKED LUNCHES Purpose/Objectives
The purpose of this studywas to explore costs, including time, of NSLP and packed lunches.

by Keely R. O’Keefe, MS; Elena L. Serrano, PhD; George C. Davis, PhD; D. Austin Cole, MS; Madlyn I. Frisard, PhD; and Alisha R. Farris, PhD, RDN

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

CAFETERIA PERSPECTIVES OF A SOUTHERN FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM: HAPPY HARVESTS AND ROOM FOR NEW GROWTH Purpose/Objectives
According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from 2007-2010, 60% ofchildren aged 1–18 years did not meet fruit intake recommendations, and 93% did not meetvegetable recommendations (Kim et al., 2014).

by Georgianna Mann, PhD; Marie Barnard, PhD; Kathy Knight, PhD, RDN; Eleanor Green, MEd, and Emma Tkachuk, MPH

OFFERING SELF-SERVE SLICED APPLES IN BULK INCREASES STUDENTS’ CONSUMPTION AND DECREASES APPLE WASTE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIAS Purpose/Objectives
This assessmentquantified differences in the amounts of apple consumed and amounts of apple wasted whenelementary students were offered whole apples vs. sliced apples in bulk on school salad bars.

by Carol A. Smathers, MS, MPH, and Cheryl Graffagnino, MS, RD, LD

USDA RESEARCH SUMMARY

FNS Research Corner Summary of Research Purpose/Objectives
The FNS Research Corner provides a continuing series to summarize recently completed andcurrent research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service(FNS) in the area of child nutrition.

by Conor F. McGovern and Constance Newman, Ph.D.

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