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Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools, 2005

NCES 2006-057
May 2006

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Table 6. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that various foods were available for sale at vending machines, by selected school characteristics: 2005
  Type of food available at vending machines
    Nondairy beverage   Snack foods
School characteristic At least one of the listed foods 100% fruit or vegetable juice Sports/ fruit drinks that are not 100% juice Soft drinks Bottled water   Candy Low-fat salty snacks Salty snacks that are not low in fat Low-fat cookies/ baked goods Cookies/ baked goods not low in fat
   All public elementary schools 22121391866645
Enrollment size
   Less than 300 261319182111111189
   300 to 499 19101051634433
   500 or more 22111361845544
School locale
   City 1711841434333
   Urban fringe 156941222221
   Town 22713101679857
   Rural 3620242131131313911
   Northeast 16894123343
   Southeast 2210141119810877
   Central 251415142067756
   West 23121371955544
Percent minority enrollment
   Less than 6 percent 3015191624911888
   6 to 20 percent 1891271444533
   21 to 49 percent 1791171555534
   50 percent or more 21121071755544
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
   Less than 35 percent 2091281646544
   35 to 49 percent 221113121876756
   50 to 74 percent 261318112279866
   75 percent or more 21131191765544
Foods sold to generate funds
   Yes 251417122278867
   No 2091181656544
   Donít know 2216135185342!
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variations is greater than 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Foods and Physical Activity in Public Elementary Schools: 2005," FRSS 87, 2005.

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