Every day schools are preparing meals for hundreds and thousands of students. School cafeterias are responsible for making sure students receive the proper nutrients to stay healthy and supported in the learning process.
Both parents and school administrators alike depend on the school's lunch program to serve foods that meet the nutritional needs of growing children while also appealing to the student's taste and appetite. When children eat a healthy lunch, they tend to be more attentive in class and may exhibit less behavioral problems. And given that school lunches may provide up to 50% of a child's calorie intake for the day, finding ways to deliver healthier school lunches is a priority for many school districts.
Since that first year in 1946, when President Harry Truman signed into law the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the federally assisted meal program has fed millions of children in both public and private school settings.
Is your school district facing challenges when it comes to foodservice? You aren't alone in facing those difficulties. Nearly every school district in the country finds foodservice challenging, and those challenges can be placed in five different areas.