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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 5. Percent of public elementary schools indicating that various foods were available for sale in the school cafeteria or lunchroom, by selected school characteristics: 2005 (Table 5—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 84 47 22 2 36   75 39 26 34
Enrollment size  
    Less than 300 78 38 18 5 25   66 39 19 22
    300 to 499 85 48 21 1 36   75 41 31 36
    500 or more 88 53 26 2 43   81 38 26 40
School locale  
    City 82 49 18 2 34   70 32 24 28
    Urban fringe 87 50 25 1 38   80 44 30 38
    Town 82 37 20 # 27   70 38 21 30
    Rural 83 46 23 5 37   74 40 23 34
Region  
    Northeast 86 56 25 2! 47   81 61 41 50
    Southeast 90 58 31 2! 50   83 54 32 55
    Central 82 36 15 3 23   70 34 16 15
    West 81 46 20 2 32   70 23 22 27
Percent minority enrollment  
    Less than 6 percent 86 46 23 2 33   79 49 29 33
    6 to 20 percent 85 48 25 2 41   78 45 27 38
    21 to 49 percent 84 42 21 2 30   74 32 20 30
    50 percent or more 81 48 17 3 35   69 31 23 30
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  
    Less than 35 percent 86 51 25 1 41   80 43 32 40
    35 to 49 percent 83 46 24 2! 32   72 40 25 35
    50 to 74 percent 89 44 21 3 33   79 45 21 33
    75 percent or more 78 46 16 3 33   65 29 21 25
Foods sold to generate funds  
    Yes 98 69 36 2 56   91 45 45 60
    No 73 32 12 2 21   63 34 13 16
    Donít know 99 66 31 3! 49   90 49 35 46
See notes at end of table.


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