Editor’s Note: This was written by a school foodservice director and CIA grad working in a rural district. The author wished to remain anonymous.
First, it needs to be clear that the USDA and others are stating facts that most schools are doing just fine, are still in the program, etc. Sure, that may be true. But the fact is that nationally we have lost participation of paid students. The only ones doing better are those that have gained in free or reduced meal status o