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School nutrition trending: 17 real-life bright ideas; how Chicago Public Schools is feeding every student

Plus, alternate hot and cold lunches give school meal program production predictability, Broward County Public Schools expands school meals to seven-day meal bundles and more

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, 17 real-life bright ideas for K-12 school food service ranked as the week’s top story. Simple, impactful ideas are here to help you spring into action for the next season of feeding kids right. See what food service pros are serving at the moment, from fresh-baked focaccia to totally new, portable forms of nachos and eggplant Parm to zippy chicken piccata, Cinnabon-inspired treats, plant-forward sliders and more. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Alternate hot and cold lunches give school meal program production predictability; and
  • How Chicago Public Schools is feeding every student.

In other news, Broward County Public Schools expanded school meals to seven-day meal bundles. The school's Food and Nutrition Services expanded its meal distribution services to include Sunday meals and will now provide a total of 14 meals at a time each week. Thanks to the USDA’s extension of the summer meals flexibility waiver for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year, the free grab-and-go meals are available to all children 18 years and younger regardless of eligibility status or whether they are engaged in face-to-face learning, eLearning and even if they don’t attend a district school.

Click through the gallery to see other trending stories in the K-12 segment.

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