Students at Alexandrias TC Williams High School line up for lunch
Students at Alexandria’s TC Williams High School line up for lunch.

Fighting the Uphill Battle

New school meal menu standards are posing difficult challenges to school foodservice departments

"if we have to go through another year like this one…” Dr. Becky Domokos-Bays lets the thought trail off as if the director of school nutrition services for Alexandria (VA) City Public Schools (ACPS) is at a loss for words. Dr. Domokos-Bays, who is also chair of the School Nutrition Association’s nutrition committee, is talking about the challenges posed by the new school meal menu standards.  

Even for a district as accomplished as ACPS—its schools are certified as Healthier

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