Alexandria, VA: USDA Food and Nutrition Service, 2019. 52 p. + 82 p. + 284 p. + 540 p. + 276 p. + 310 p.
Fox, Mary Kay
Gearan, Elizabeth
Zeidman, Eric
Beyler, Nicholas
Morrison, Nikkilyn
Niland, Katherine
Washburn, Liana
Carlson, Barbara
Judkins, David
LeClair, Lindsay
Wommack, Tara
Carnagey, Justin
Murphy, Maureen
Williamson, Andre
Forrestal, Sarah
Cabili, Charlotte
Dotter, Dallas
Logan, Christopher W.
Connor, Patricia
Nissar, Hiren
Olsho, Lauren
Logan, Christopher
Tran, Vinh
Boyle, Maria
Enver, Ayesha
Zeidenberg, Matthew
Mendelson, Michele
Paxton, Nora
Mathematica Policy Research
United States Department of Agriculture, USDA
Food and Nutrition Service, FNS
Abt Associates Inc.
This study is the first nationally representative, comprehensive assessment of the school meal programs since the updated nutrition standards for school meals were phased in beginning School Year 2012-2013. The study results are presented in four separate reports summarizing study findings related to (1) foodservice operations, (2) the nutrient content of school meals as offered and served, (3) meal costs and revenues, and (4) student participation, dietary intake and plate waste. A study methodology report that describes the study design, sampling and data collection and a Summary Report that provides a brief overview of the study and key findings from the various reports are also available.
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