School lunch staff
School lunch staff and students enjoy the new lunch menu created to meet the new standards at the Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, VA.

Today’s School Cashiers Are Auditors on the Front Lines

Due to new USDA regulations, school cafeteria cashiers are required to evaluate each students meal.

Cafeteria trays carrying whole-wheat pizza, leafy green and orange vegetables and fresh, whole fruit are now the norm at districts across the country as a result of the new USDA meal pattern requirements that went into effect for the 2012-13 school year.

The new requirements bring both obvious and sometimes subtle changes to what constitutes a reimbursable meal, with additional requirements coming next year for reimbursable breakfasts. The changes have had a major impact o

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