Project: Study of School Food Authority Characteristics, Costs, and Revenues: Data Collection and Analysis
Award Year: 2004
Amount of award, fiscal 2004: $364,000.00
Institution: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
Principal Investigator: John Endahl
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project will fund collection of data on operating characteristics, costs, and revenues of a national sample of School Food Authorities (SFAs). The study sample is designed to provide data that are not only nationally representative, but also representative of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regions.

Data obtained will be used to: (1) describe important environmental and operational characteristics of SFAs such as size, percent of free/reduced price meals served, provision of school breakfast and after-school snack programs, etc.; (2) describe the costs, revenues, outputs, and financial practices of SFAs; and (3) model the relationship of SFA costs to production of reimbursable meals, other outputs, and SFA characteristics.

Topic: Data Collection and Methodology, School Lunch and Breakfast