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School nutrition trending: Shortage of nonfood items forces Dallas schools to get creative

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, shortage of nonfood items forces Dallas schools to get creative ranked as the week’s top story. The incomplete, late or dropped orders were bad enough, but then suppliers were frankly admitting they could not deliver requested items and didn’t know when they would be available at all. The final omen was the diminished inventory: in a normal year, the huge warehouse for the Dallas Independent School District would maintain a 30-day supply of paper and other nonfood items. In the spring of 2021 that stockpile sometimes dwindled to three days’ worth. 

Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • One On One With: High school signs Food Forward pledge to increase meatless options
  • Cafeteria renovation elevates menu choice for prep school students

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

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