A study of two selected Indiana public school satellite lunch programs

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyder, Jack F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rickert, Shirley R. (Shirley Rose), 1936- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:22Z
dc.date.created 1977 en_US
dc.date.issued 1977
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1977 .R53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180057
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the cost effectiveness of two selected satellite lunch programs in Indiana public schools in order to determine if such sattelite lunch programs have met expectations of savings of money over traditional cafeteria lunch programs.Procedures and MethodologyThe components of the lunch programs investigated included (1) construction costs, (2) equipment costs, (3) labor costs, (4) supply costs, (5) food costs, (6) maintenance costs, (7) repair costs, (8) transportation costs, and (9) administrative costs. The existing satellite lunch programs were compared to projected cafeteria lunch programs for the same populations and for the same time frame. Data was gathered directly from annual reports of the school corporations involved and through interviews with the directors of Food Services; and interview guide sanctioned by a representative of the Nutrition and Foods Division of the Department of Public Instruction of the State of Indiana was used in the data gathering.FindingsLabor costs were found to be the single largest factor in the comparison of the two types of food service programs; other factors affecting the comparison were supply costs, maintenance costs, and administrative costs. Although supply costs and transportation costs were less for the projected cafeteria lunch programs, the difference did not off-set the increased costs of labor, equipment, maintenance, space, and administrative services. In the final analysis, the satellite lunch programs were viewed as having fulfilled the expectation of saving money in both construction and operational costs.Recommendations for Further StudySome of the aspects of the study which were viewed as deserving further study included (1) investigation into a standardized accounting procedure, (2) examination of possibilities for more effective use of surplus commodities, and (3) study of the quality of the food service programs from the viewpoint of the consumers. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 145 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- Food -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title A study of two selected Indiana public school satellite lunch programs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415675 en_US

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