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Who Benefits from School Feeding: An Analysis of Participation in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; Popkin, Barry M.; Bass, Judith; & Haines, Pamela S. (1981). Who Benefits from School Feeding: An Analysis of Participation in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Food Technology, 35(9), 70-9.

Abstract

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which originated in 1935 when commodities were first donated to schools, serves about 25 million school children each school day. Although we are ultimately interested in the impact of this program on the diets of program participants, this article addresses the more limited issue of school feeding participation. This analysis provides information on low-income participation in the program, and, subsequently, helps us to understand how changes in school feeding programs may affect our school-age population.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Food Technology

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.
Bass, Judith
Haines, Pamela S.

Year Published

1981

Volume Number

35

Issue Number

9

Pages

70-9

Reference ID

13148