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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 9. Percent of public elementary schools indicating the times when foods were available for sale at school stores or snack bars, and of the schools with stores or snack bars, percent indicating the times when foods were available for sale, by selected school characteristics: 2005
  All schools1   Schools with stores or snack bars2
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 151114433341
Enrollment size
   Less than 300 121615334542
   300 to 499 191114502939
   500 or more 13814422744
School locale
   City 131119373255
   Urban fringe 18812532434
   Town 101014
   Rural 141613394536
Region
   Northeast 2496702617
   Southeast 121817314745
   Central 13714442248
   West 131217363447
Percent minority enrollment
   Less than 6 percent 14137474424
   6 to 20 percent 20612591935
   21 to 49 percent 121314333639
   50 percent or more 131119383253
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
   Less than 35 percent 1888552625
   35 to 49 percent 14817442452
   50 to 74 percent 131616354443
   75 percent or more 131320353454
Foods sold to generate funds
   Yes 251216572736
   No 71114254049
   Donít know 261214582631
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Based on all public elementary schools.
2 Based on the 35 percent of public elementary schools that offered food services at school stores or snack bars (table 1).
NOTE: Respondents could report multiple times when school store or snack bar 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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