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School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study - II

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Research type
Food/Nutrient Analysis
Promoting Healthy Eating
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PDF Icon Summary (48.17 KB)
PDF Icon Summary of Findings (295.68 KB)
PDF Icon Final Report (1.93 MB)

This report summarizes findings of the second School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-II). The study provides up-to-date information on the nutritional quality of meals served in public schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

The last nationally representative study of the NSLP and SBP, SNDA-I, was completed in school year (SY) 1991-92. SNDA-I confirmed that school meals met a variety of important nutrition goals. However, the study also found that school lunches were not consistent with Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations for total fat and saturated fat intake. At the time, school food service programs were not required to offer meals that were consistent with the Dietary Guidelines.

Page updated: December 01, 2021