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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 2. Percent of public elementary schools that offered any foods for sale outside of full school meals, and percentage distribution reporting whether the foods were sold to generate funds to support food service operations, by selected school characteristics: 2005
    Foods sold to generate funds2
School characteristic Offered any foods
for sale outside
of full school meals1
 
Yes No Don't know
    All public elementary schools 94 36 54 10
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 89 36 57 7
    300 to 499 95 34 54 12
    500 or more 95 38 52 9
School locale  
    City 92 31 59 10
    Urban fringe 95 36 51 13
    Town 92 41 55 4
    Rural 94 41 53 7
Region  
    Northeast 94 45 39 15
    Southeast 97 46 45 9
    Central 93 31 65 5
    West 92 30 59 12
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 93 43 52 5
    6 to 20 percent 93 40 50 10
    21 to 49 percent 95 36 55 9
    50 percent or more 93 28 58 13
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 94 43 48 9
    35 to 49 percent 90 38 52 11
    50 to 74 percent 98 35 55 10
    75 percent or more 92 27 63 10
1 This variable was derived from the response to question 10 of the survey (i.e., whether the foods that students can buy separately from full school meals were sold to generate funds to support food service operations at the school). A response of "not applicable; no foods or beverages sold separately from full school meals" was coded as "no" for whether students could buy any foods separately from full school meals at the school. See Acrobat PDF File - Questionnaire appendix B (80 KB) for a copy of the questionnaire.
2 Based on the 94 percent of public elementary schools that offered any of the selected foods for sale outside of full school meals.
NOTE: 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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