Child Nutrition Program Reports and Studies

School Food Purchase Study III

USDA. FNS. Office of Research and Analysis.

Provides national estimates of the type, quantity, dollar value and unit price of food acquisitions by public school districts participating in Child Nutrition Programs.


Child Nutrition Program Research and Analysis

USDA. FNS. Office of Research and Analysis.

View all ORA research reports from 1990 to the present.


Effectiveness of In-Classroom Breakfast Programs (2013)

ICN. The University of Mississippi.

A study to define and identify successful in-classroom breakfast programs; identify student outcomes; quantify student outcomes, district-level financial analyses of in-classroom breakfast, and teacher and custodial time requirements for in-classroom breakfast; and review menus, food costs, and compliance with Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.


Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs

Cornell University.

The center conducts research to improve children's acceptance of healthy school meals and also disseminates the findings to school meal program staff and other program stakeholders through its Smarter Lunchrooms.org website.


Child & Adult Care Food Program Data and Publications

Food Research and Action Center.

Resources and recommendations addressing healthier meal patterns and nutrition standards in children’s diets.


Improving School Foods Through the Team Nutrition Program (November 2011) (PDF | 207 KB)

Bridging the Gap.

This brief examines participation in the Team Nutrition program among U.S. elementary schools for four school years, from 2006-07 to 2009-10. It also describes the types of foods and beverages available as part of lunch meals served by schools that did and did not have access to Team Nutrition resources during that period.


Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables (August 2014)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Progress on children eating more fruit, not vegetables.


Child Care as an Untapped Setting for Obesity Prevention: State Child Care Licensing Regulations Related to Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Media Use for Preschool- Aged Children in the United States (January 2009)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An evaluation of the different regulations that exist in child care centers and how those regulations can be used to prevent childhood obesity.


National School Lunch Program: Research and Reports

Food Research and Action Center.

Information about the NSLP, 2012-2013 participation and 2014-2015 school year federal reimbursement rates.


National School Lunch Program Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.

General information, including data and reports, about the NSLP.


School Breakfast Program Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.

General information, including data and reports, about the SBP.


Creating a State or Local School Breakfast Program

Food Research and Action Center.

Steps for creating a School Breakfast Report for your state using FRAC’s School Breakfast Report Calculator.