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School Lunch Salad Bars

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Research type
Food/Nutrient Analysis
Promoting Healthy Eating
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PDF Icon Final Report (323.35 KB)

This report fulfills a request to USDA from the Appropriations Committee Directives, fiscal year 2002. As requested, this report compares the availability of fruits and vegetables in schools with and without salad bars using data from the School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study, Part II (SNDA-II), which were collected during the school year 1998-99. SNDA-II data enables us to examine the choice and variety of foods offered at salad bars, but not the quantity in a typical serving or the amount consumed.

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