Children's Diet in the Mid-1990's: Dietary Intake and Its Relationship with School Meal Participation
This report is the first of two reports on the nutrition of children using findings from the analysis of the 1994-1996 Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals (CSFII). The key objectives of the overall study are to describe the diets of school-aged U.S. children as of the mid-1990s, examine relationships between children’s participation in the school meal programs and their dietary intake, and examine changes in intake between the periods 1989-1991 and 1994-1996. This first report describes children’s mean food and nutrient intake, reports the percentage meeting various dietary standards, and compares the diets of participants and nonparticipants in the school meal programs. A second report focuses on changes between the early and mid-1990s in the dietary intake of children.