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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 10. Percentage distribution of public elementary schools reporting the entities that operated food services at the school, by selected school characteristics: 2005
School characteristic School or district Private/other entity
    All public elementary schools 81 19
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 83 17
    300 to 499 79 21
    500 or more 83 17
School locale  
    City 80 20
    Urban fringe 77 23
    Town 81 19
    Rural 90 10
Region  
    Northeast 66 34
    Southeast 94 6
    Central 76 24
    West 85 15
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 87 13
    6 to 20 percent 75 25
    21 to 49 percent 80 20
    50 percent or more 82 18
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 77 23
    35 to 49 percent 86 14
    50 to 74 percent 86 14
    75 percent or more 80 20
NOTE: Data in this table are based on the 99 percent of public elementary schools that offered any food services in the school (table 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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