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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 8. Percent of public elementary schools indicating the times when foods were available for sale at vending machines, and of the schools with vending machines, percent indicating the times when foods were available for sale, by selected school characteristics: 2005
  All schools1   Schools with vending machines2
School characteristic At mealtimes At other times during the school day Outside of the school day   At mealtimes At other times during the school day Outside of the school day
   All public elementary schools 81114334661
Enrollment size
   Less than 300 71618245963
   300 to 499 7910334852
   500 or more 9815413366
School locale
   City 10411532363
   Urban fringe 6810395166
   Town
   Rural 92121255556
Region
   Northeast 7610453564
   Southeast 51410206345
   Central 8719332973
   West 91314375558
Percent minority enrollment
   Less than 6 percent 81222284072
   6 to 20 percent 5910255056
   21 to 49 percent 71010375350
   50 percent or more 9914423964
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
   Less than 35 percent 7813344062
   35 to 49 percent 81014374662
   50 to 74 percent 71714246251
   75 percent or more 9815413569
Foods sold to generate funds
   Yes 81316324861
   No 7913324561
   Donít know 111015
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Based on all public elementary schools.
2 Based on the 23 percent of public elementary schools that offered vending machine foods (table 1).
NOTE: Respondents could report multiple times when vending machines foods were available.
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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