Datasenntial surveyed nearly 200 school foodservice operators and over 800 parents

Datasenntial surveyed nearly 200 school foodservice operators and over 800 parents

Parental Perception Gaps Key to K-12 Participation Opportunities

Developing strategies for addressing parental misperceptions about school food may be the biggest opportunity K-12 FSDs have to grow their programs and participation rates, says Datassential.

New research by menu and foodservice consulting firm Datassential underscores a large and persistent gap between what parents perceive is being served in schools and what is actually being served. Further, a large percentage of parents have little understanding of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) or how much it has affected meal preparation, ingredients and menus in school cafeterias across the country.

These and other findings underscore both the challenge scho

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