As K-12 food service operators prepare for fall back to school, just how will they serve their students? Re-opening guidelines are still being discussed, most recently with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that students bring their lunches from home and/or that lunches be served in the classroom
With millions of children who rely on free or reduced-priced meals, one thing is for certain: Child nutrition programs play an immensely important role in the health and well-being of children across the nation.
This summer, Food Management is hosting Back To School, a leadership series for food service directors. This five-week educational series focuses on K-12 child nutrition programs and college and university dining services.
Two sessions specifically focused on the K-12 dining segment will offer tips, solutions and strategies for when students return to school, in whatever form that takes place.
Lunch in the Classroom and Other Service Styles for a New K-12 World, on July 22, looks at ways school will implement new service styles to account for social distancing and other safety measures. Operators from Boston Public Schools and Dallas Public Schools will be on hand to share their insights and plans.
The second session, Building Revenue Ideas in a New Normal, on July 29, will offer strategies to help child nutrition programs increase revenue even with disruptions in meal counts and in-school offerings. Operators from the Orange County Public Schools are among the panelists for this session.
Registration is now live for these, and more sessions at https://webinars.food-management.com/back-to-school/.