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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 4. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that various foods were available for sale at one or more locations in the school, by selected school characteristics: 2005 (Table 4—Continued)
  Type of food available at one or more locations in the school
    Nondairy beverage   Dairy products
School characteristic At least one of the listed foods 100% fruit or vegetable juice Sports/ fruit drinks that are not 100% juice Soft drinks Bottled water   Low-fat or skim milk Milk that is not low fat or skim Yogurt Ice cream or frozen yogurt
    All public elementary schools 88 53 31 12 46   75 39 26 34
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 83 46 32 24 40   66 39 19 22
    300 to 499 90 54 29 8 45   75 41 31 36
    500 or more 91 57 33 9 50   81 38 26 40
School locale  
    City 85 53 23 7 41   70 32 24 28
    Urban fringe 91 53 32 6 45   80 44 30 38
    Town 86 45 28 10 34   70 38 21 30
    Rural 90 56 40 27 54   74 40 23 34
Region  
    Northeast 87 58 30 5 52   81 61 41 50
    Southeast 93 65 43 14 60   83 54 32 55
    Central 87 42 24 17 33   70 34 16 15
    West 88 52 31 11 44   70 23 22 27
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 90 53 33 18 44   79 49 29 33
    6 to 20 percent 89 53 33 10 50   78 45 27 38
    21 to 49 percent 89 48 30 9 40   74 32 20 30
    50 percent or more 86 54 26 11 44   69 31 23 30
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 90 55 33 10 49   80 43 32 40
    35 to 49 percent 86 51 32 13 38   72 40 25 35
    50 to 74 percent 94 53 34 14 46   79 45 21 33
    75 percent or more 84 52 26 13 44   65 29 21 25
Foods sold to generate funds  
    Yes 100 75 44 14 64   91 45 45 60
    No 80 37 22 12 33   63 34 13 16
    Donít know 99 71 41 8 55   90 49 35 46
See notes at end of table.


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