SNA Data Documents Cost Pressures on K-12 Nutrition Programs

Three-quarters of school nutrition directors surveyed by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) say their National School Lunch Program Reimbursement was not sufficient to cover the costs of producing a meal during the 2008-2009 school year, nor do they anticipate the reimbursement to cover costs for the current school year.

The survey also found that the average cost to prepare and serve a school lunch that meets federal nutritional standards is $2.92, but the federal reimbursement r

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