Volume 45, Issue 1, Spring 2021

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The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management

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Volume 45, Issue 1, Spring 2021

Editor's Note
Introduction and Overview of issue

RESEARCH IN ACTION

PERSPECTIVES OF UK CATERING STAFF ON ADOLESCENTS’ FOOD CHOICES AT SCHOOLPurpose/Objectives
This study explores what school catering staff (nutrition program personnel) in the UnitedKingdom (UK) perceive to influence adolescents’ food choices during the school day withobservational research at school dining centers.

by Alice Gilmour, PhD; Steve Gill, PhD; and Gareth Loudon, PhD

PERCEPTIONS HELD BY GUARDIANS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ABOUT THE INFLUENCERS AND MOTIVATORS FOR PURCHASING SCHOOL LUNCH MEALS Purpose/Objectives
This study assessed guardians’ influencers and motivators for purchasing school lunch meals fortheir children; determined motivators for the decision to purchase using constructs of the SelfDetermination Theory (SDT)...

by Sarah Dhillon, PhD and Susan Arendt, PhD, RD, FAND

FOOD DEFENSE PRACTICES IN SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS Purpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices used in school nutrition programs toprevent intentional acts of food contamination or tampering with food.

by Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND; Kevin Roberts, PhD; Paola Paez, PhD; Kerri Cole; and Carol Shanklin, PhD, RD

IMPACT OF SUMMER MOBILE FEEDING SITES ON INCREASING CHILDREN’S ACCESS TO FOOD Purpose/Objectives
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) participation rates often underserve the number of children in the community needing access to food.

by Stephanie Sather, MS, RDN, LDN; Julie Schumacher, EdD, RDN, LDN; Jacqueline Lanier, DrPH, MCHES; Julie Fehrenbacher, MS, RDN, LDN; and Amy Bardwell, PhD

RESEARCH BRIEF

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR STATE AGENCY CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK PRIMARILY WITH SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS Purpose/Objectives
The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the training needs of state agency staff and determine preferences for training formats, delivery methods, length of training, and best time of year to deliver training

by Keith Rushing, PhD, RD; Jeannie Sneed, PhD; Sandra Curwood, PhD, RDN; and James Thomas Johnson

ASSESSING ELECTRONIC CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR USE WITH GARDEN ACTIVITIES AND NUTRITION EDUCATION Purpose/Objectives
Though school gardening programs and curricular activities like reading have been used to enhance nutrition education, little is known about the quality of nutrition messages in freely available electronic books for young children

by Lilliana Geraldes, MS, and Kim Spaccarotella, PhD

USDA FOOD and NUTRITION SERVICE RESEARCH UPDATE

RESEARCH SUMMARY Purpose/Objectives
The Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II) is a multiyear study designed toprovide FNS with information on current State Agency (SA) and School Food Authority (SFA) policies, practices, and needs...

by Amy K. Rosenthal and Grant Lovellette

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