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School nutrition trending: Monroe Community Schools goes to all pre-order; High school students grow beef for use in their cafeteria meal program

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, Monroe Community Schools goes to all pre-order with some assembly required for remote meals was ranked as the week’s top story. In-school feeding at MCCSC has adopted a streamlined, modified approach based to an extent on traditional models, remote learners have seen an evolving approach to meal service based on participation levels and department financial considerations. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Catching up with SNA’s vice president on the possibility of universal free meals
  • A closer look at the Southwest Foodservice Excellence K-12 menu program
  • Kiosks, breakfast in classroom, 5-day meal packs keep Urbandale Schools foodservice program on track to feed kids

In other news, In FM's One On One podcast interview, Carol Schaaf, director of food service for the district, talks about Indian Creek High School in Indiana’s Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corp. school-raised beef program, how she plans to use the resultant product and the benefits in general of this and related farm-to-school initiatives.

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

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