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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 1a. Standard errors for the 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 school Any food services in the cafeteria or lunchroom Full school meals Vending machine foods School store or snack bar foods
    All public elementary schools 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.2 1.6
Enrollment size
    Less than 300 1.0 1.3 1.4 2.4 2.2
    300 to 499 0.5 0.6 2.2 2.6
    500 or more 0.5 2.4 2.3
School locale
    City 0.5 0.6 2.2 3.2
    Urban fringe 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.5 2.5
    Town 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.7 5.4
    Rural 0.7 1.0 1.1 3.1 2.5
Region
    Northeast 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.8 3.5
    Southeast 0.6 2.5 2.9
    Central 0.6 1.0 1.0 2.7 2.8
    West 0.5 0.6 0.7 2.4 3.3
Percent minority enrollment
    Less than 6 percent 0.9 1.1 1.2 2.7 3
    6 to 20 percent 1.0 1.2 1.2 2.9 3.5
    21 to 49 percent 0.5 0.7 1.0 2.4 3.2
    50 percent or more 0.4 1.9 2.5
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
    Less than 35 percent 0.9 1.0 1.1 2.2 2.8
    35 to 49 percent 0.6 3.7 4.3
    50 to 74 percent 0.5 0.5 2.9 2.7
    75 percent or more 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.1 2.8
† Not applicable. Estimate of standard error is not derived because it is based on a statistic estimated at 100 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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