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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 2a. Standard errors for the 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 funds
School characteristic Offered any foods
for sale outside
of full school meals1
 
Yes No Don't know
    All public elementary schools 0.6 1.5 1.6 0.9
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 1.8 3.1 3.2 1.9
    300 to 499 1.1 2.7 2.8 1.7
    500 or more 1.1 2.4 2.4 1.3
School locale  
    City 1.4 2.1 2.7 1.9
    Urban fringe 1.0 2.3 2.3 2.0
    Town 2.6 4.9 5.6 2.2
    Rural 1.3 3.4 3.2 1.7
Region  
    Northeast 1.7 4.2 4.2 2.7
    Southeast 1.1 3.1 3.4 2.2
    Central 1.5 2.7 2.7 1.3
    West 1.4 2.3 2.4 1.7
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 1.5 4.0 3.8 1.6
    6 to 20 percent 1.6 3.4 3.5 2.0
    21 to 49 percent 1.4 3.5 3.2 1.8
    50 percent or more 1.3 2.1 2.8 1.7
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 1.0 2.6 2.7 1.8
    35 to 49 percent 2.2 4.6 4.5 2.6
    50 to 74 percent 0.8 3.2 3.5 1.9
    75 percent or more 1.6 2.2 2.8 1.7
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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