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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 3a. Standard errors for the 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 school
Cafeteria or lunchroom Vending machine School store or
snack bar
    At least one of the listed foods 0.6 1.0 1.3 1.6
Nondairy beverages  
    100% fruit or vegetable juice 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.3
    Sports drinks or fruit drinks that are not 100% juice 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.0
    Soft drinks 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.7
    Bottled water 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.3
Dairy products  
    Low-fat or skim milk 1.5 1.5
    Milk that is not low fat or skim 1.5 1.5
    Yogurt 1.5 1.5
    Ice cream or frozen yogurt 1.4 1.4
Lunch sides  
    French fried potatoes 1.1 1.1
    Green salad or fruit 1.7 1.7
Snack foods  
    Candy 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.9
    Low-fat salty snacks 1.6 1.4 0.6 1.3
    Salty snacks that are not low in fat 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.9
    Low-fat cookies/baked goods 1.5 1.2 0.7 1.0
    Cookies/baked goods not low in fat 1.5 1.4 0.6 1.1
† Not applicable; estimate of standard error is not derived because 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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