After growing by some 200,000 children annually between 2011 and 2015, the increase in national participation in the Afterschool Supper Program dropped to only about 48,000 in 2016, according to research by the Food Research & Action Center.
The after-school meals program at Kansas City Kansas Public Schools serves as many as 1,500 meals a day to kids participating in activities like sports practices and band rehearsals.
Food Management visited the New Mexico school district late last year and get a tour of the district’s central production facility and met with some Top Chefs.
One school director shares secrets of getting kids to try new food and collecting the feedback and data that makes taste testing worthwhile.
Red Rabbit serves USDA-approved meals to 20,000 students at NYC area charter schools and after-school, pre-K and Head Start programs.
Two new efforts, involving more flexibility in nutrition program director qualifications and the advent of resources to ease the school meal application process for families, were just announced at the SNA Legislative Action Conference.
Students are savoring the outdoor grill experience, ripping into barbecued ribs, burgers and hot dogs, served outdoors and resulting in shorter lines at lunchtime in California’s Sweetwater Union High School District.
Seems like a week doesn’t go by without a story of someone in a school purchasing position getting into hot water. Here is some guidance from a director who’s made of study of the issue on how to stay clear of potential trouble.
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