Magazine article District Administration

By the Numbers: A Data Bank on Education Trends for District Leaders

Magazine article District Administration

By the Numbers: A Data Bank on Education Trends for District Leaders

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THIS MONTH: School Lunch & Nutrition

Twenty years ago, American teens were drinking twice as many glasses of milk as they were soft drinks.

Today, teens are consuming 2 servings of soft drinks for every serving of milk, which means they are ingesting 10 to 15 teaspoons of sugar per day.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest, www.cspinet.org

The National School Lunch Program operates in 99,000 public and non-profit private schools. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 25 million children each school day.

Practically all public schools (99%) offer nutrition education somewhere within the curriculum, and many integrate it within the total curriculum (70%). Nutrition education is concentrated within the health curriculum (84%), science classes (72%), and school health program (68%).

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Reimbursement

Most of the support the
USDA provides to schools
in the National School Lunch
program comes in the form
of cash reimbursement
for each meal served.

The current (July 1, 2002
through June 30, 2003)
cash reimbursement rates are:

Free lunch            $2.14

Reduced-price lunch   $1.74

Paid lunches          $0.20

Source: USDA, www.usda.gov

Children Served

The National School Lunch Act
was established in 1946.

1946   7.1 million children
1970   22 million
1980   27 million
1990   24 million
2002   28 million

Source: USDA

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