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The five-week digital educational series will feature industry experts, data and research and solutions for gearing back up for service this fall.

Taking stock of the back-to-school food service environment

Food Management to kick off Back To School leadership series with keynote showcasing data on how college dining services and K-12 food service programs are coping with coronavirus adjustments.

What does food service look like when students go back to school this fall? Many food service operators are still wrangling with the possibilities and taking stock of what the coronavirus pandemic has done to their programs this spring and summer.  

For both child nutrition programs and university dining services, the impact of COVID-19 has been huge and painful, and operations are taking many approaches to changes in their operations to keep employees and customers safe while serving communities.

In Food Management’s kickoff keynote presentation for its Back To School with Food Management leadership series, we’ll take a deep dive into just how educational food service programs have been impacted—and what’s to come.

Backed by data and insights from Datassential, operators will learn how their industry has coped so far. This session will cover topics including:

  • Staff layoffs
  • Location/operational closures
  • Sales data
  • The outlook for fall
  • Strategies and solutions for service during closures
  • Menu size
  • Menu development
  • Consumer insights and trends

Join us July 14 at 2 ET for this digital keynote: Taking stock of the back-to-school foodservice environment. This keynote is the first of a five-week digital leadership series, Back To School with Food Management. Register for this and the other webcasts at

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