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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 7. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that various foods were available for sale at school stores or snack bars, by selected school characteristics: 2005
  Type of food available at school stores or snack bars
    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 3117126171119141315
Enrollment size
   Less than 300 32161312181521171315
   300 to 499 3420125171122151319
   500 or more 281611316716101312
School locale
   City 311594151018101314
   Urban fringe 321713318820141318
   Town 291610511821151212
   Rural 32211612201619171315
   Northeast 3319123!21926201623
   Southeast 3623166211220161618
   Central 27159612101612913
   West 3115127181118101212
Percent minority enrollment
   Less than 6 percent 261510715817121114
   6 to 20 percent 312014419822141516
   21 to 49 percent 301395121017111116
   50 percent or more 3318126181319141215
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
   Less than 35 percent 291611418619121315
   35 to 49 percent 27141158715131118
   50 to 74 percent 3418148181721161315
   75 percent or more 3520128201321141415
Foods sold to generate funds
   Yes 4127175251226192023
   No 24118612101410810
   Donít know 4224175221027161719
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variations is greater than 50 percent.
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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