A Watershed Year for Child Nutrition

Our interviews with directors from the nation’s largest school districts point to a number of trends worth noting

As we note in the K-12 Power Players Special Report package elsewhere in this issue, the 2013-14 school year represents a once-in-a-generation shift in the operating models of child nutrition programs across the country.     

Dramatic changes in USDA meal pattern regulations have already taken hold, with more to come next year. The costs of production—food, labor and overhead—are increasing, putting more pressure on budgets that are supposed

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