Parents' Intentions and Beliefs towards Encouraging their Children's Participation in the National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP)can be of tremendous nutritional benefit to those students who participate. However, USDA (2001) reports an average of only 58 percent student participation in the NSLP. This study examines the question of 'how much influence do parents have on their elementary school-aged children to participate in the NSLP?' What is the relationship between parents encouraging their children to participatin in the NSLP and those children actually participating?