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Evaluation of the nutrient standard menu planning demonstration : final report


Author:
Fox, Mary Kay., Abt Associates, and United States Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Year:
1998
Subject:
School lunchrooms, cafeterias, etc -- United States, School children -- Food -- United States, National school lunch program, School breakfast programs -- United States, school food service, school meals, National School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, nutrient content, and United States
Abstract:
Recent research has shown that in comparison to current public health recommendations, school lunches are high in fat, saturated fat, and sodium, and low in carbohydrate. Since this situation was first identified, FNS has been working to enhance the nutritional quality of meals offered in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs. As part of this initiative, FNS sponsored a demonstration project to evaluate the acceptability and impact of an alternative system for planning lunch and breakfast programs, known as Nutrient Standard Menu Planning. This system uses computerized nutrient analysis to monitor the nutrient content of meals served to students. Abt Associates conducted an independent evaluation of the three-year demonstration project; this report presents the results of that evaluation.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications