Reports and Studies

Collage of Reports

The resources on this page include research and other reports on food safety practices in Child Nutrition Programs.



Diet, Health, and Safety

USDA. Economic Research Service.

ERS research examines the effect of economic factors-prices, income, and demographic characteristics-and nutrition education and food policy on food choices and, in turn, dietary quality.


Fact Sheet on Foodborne Hazards

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Choose the title from the list on the left side. Hazards linked to improper holding temperatures, infected food handlers, cold chain and cooking failures, and cross-contamination.


Food Safety Training Needs Assessment Survey

National Food Service Management Institute.

The goal of the Food Safety Training Needs Assessment Survey is to use information from child nutrition personnel to design training programs and materials to continuously improve food safety attitudes and practices in child nutrition programs. Published 2005


How Safe is the Food in America's Schools?

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

New federal law requires more frequent inspections and easy access to school cafeteria inspection reports.


Implementation of HACCP-based Food Safety Programs in School Nutrition Programs

National Food Service Management Institute.

The main purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which school nutrition programs have implemented food safety programs based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.


Making the Grade: An Analysis of Food Safety in School Cafeterias (PDF | 540 KB)

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

The CSPI evaluated inspection reports from high school cafeterias in 20 school jurisdictions across the country. The study examined four key categories: the rigor of the food code, frequency of food safety inspections, access to inspection information, and the results of cafeteria inspections.


School Meal Programs: Changes to Federal Agencies' Procedures Could Reduce Risk of School Children Consuming Recalled Food (PDF | 955.95)

Government Accountability Office

An exploration of recent food recalls in school food service as a response to new federal agency procedures and the possible impact on the food safety environment of schools.