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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 3. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that various foods were available for sale at one or more locations in the school, and in the cafeteria or lunchroom, vending machine, and school store or snack bar, by type of food: 2005
  Locations where food was available for sale
Type of food One or more locations
in the school1
Cafeteria or lunchroom Vending machine School store or
snack bar
    At least one of the listed foods 88 84 22 31
Nondairy beverages  
    100% fruit or vegetable juice 53 47 12 17
    Sports drinks or fruit drinks
that are not 100% juice
31 22 13 12
    Soft drinks 12 2 9 6
    Bottled water 46 36 18 17
Dairy products  
    Low-fat or skim milk 75 75
    Milk that is not low fat or skim 39 39
    Yogurt 26 26
    Ice cream or frozen yogurt 34 34
Lunch sides  
    French fried potatoes 17 17
    Green salad or fruit 40 40
Snack foods  
    Candy 15 5 6 11
    Low-fat salty snacks 38 29 6 19
    Salty snacks that are not low in fat 25 18 6 14
    Low-fat cookies/baked goods 28 21 4 13
    Cookies/baked goods not low in fat 34 27 5 15
1 This category includes schools that sold at least one of the listed foods in one or more of the indicated locations-cafeteria or lunchroom, vending machine, school store or snack bar. Vending machine foods may include foods available for sale at vending machines in the cafeteria or lunchroom.
† Not applicable; the survey only asked whether these foods were available during mealtimes in the cafeteria or lunchroom.
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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