Child nutrition professionals’ feedback on implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Kevin Weir, Amit Sharma

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ABSTRACT: This article discusses the first two years of implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) core child nutrition programs—the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As child nutrition professionals work toward compliance with these new guidelines, they are engaging in ongoing discussions on the USDA’s Mealtalk listserv. The purpose of this study was to identify critical themes emerging from these discussions. This study takes a stakeholder perspective and evaluates Mealtalk discussions from the points-of-view of the organization (schools), foodservice unit, and customers (students). Study results show the most frequently cited themes and child nutrition professionals’ efforts to overcome initial challenges and obstacles in implementing the new guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Foodservice Business Research
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2016

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United States Department of Agriculture
USDA
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National School Lunch Program
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In: Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, 14.03.2016, p. 213-221.

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