In this month’s recap of the most popular K-12 stories at Food Management, the top story was 5 things: Lack of cafeteria managers forces schools to resort to cold shelf-stable meals. Eight elementary schools in the Anchorage School District in Alaska lack a cafeteria manager and therefore can’t serve their usual hot lunch and breakfast fare. In response, they have resorted to a stopgap measure of offering free, shelf-stable meals that include items like nacho cheese, jerky, crackers, hummus, juice and shelf-stable milk.
Other top stories:
- 5 things: Salad bars coming back to Fairfax County Public Schools
- USDA proposes more stringent new school nutrition standards
- SNA Survey finds cost, labor and supply issues as top school meal program concerns