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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 1. Percent of public elementary schools reporting the availability of foods at the school, by type of food services and selected school characteristics: 2005
  Availability of foods
School characteristic Any food services at the school1 Any food services in the cafeteria or lunchroom2 Full school meals3 Vending machine foods4 School store or snack bar foods5
   All public elementary schools 9998982335
Enrollment size 
   Less than 300 9695942836
   300 to 499 10099992037
   500 or more 100100992331
School locale 
   City 10099991834
   Urban fringe 9898971635
   Town 9999992232
   Rural 9897963836
Region 
   Northeast 9897961635
   Southeast 100100992238
   Central 9997972630
   West 9999982436
Percent minority enrollment 
   Less than 6 percent 9897963029
   6 to 20 percent 9897971933
   21 to 49 percent 9999971936
   50 percent or more 100100992235
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 
   Less than 35 percent 9796952132
   35 to 49 percent 100100992232
   50 to 74 percent 10099992837
   75 percent or more 9999992237
1 Food services at the school include foods and beverages available to students in the school cafeteria or lunchroom (e.g., school meals, a la carte items, and vending machine foods) and foods and beverages sold at vending machines and school stores or snack bars.
2 Cafeteria food services include school meals and foods sold outside of school meals as a la carte items or at vending machines in the cafeteria.
3 Full school meals include free, reduced-price, and full-price school meals under the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program.
4 Vending machine food includes foods available at vending machines that may or may not be located in the school cafeteria.
5 School stores or snack bar foods include foods available at school stores or snack bars that may or may not be located in the school cafeteria.
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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