SN Operations Examined in New Report


SNA’s School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2016

Has your school board asked how your lunch prices compare to other districts? Are you trying to make the case for adding a salad bar to your elementary cafeteria? Has a reporter inquired about national trends in banning foods containing certain allergens? Need support for breakfast-after-the-bell legislation in your state? These are just a handful of ways that you can put new research from SNA to work for you.

This fall, SNA issued its biennial report examining trends and changes in school nutrition operations. Topic areas covered in School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2016 include program participation, food and beverage trends, service models, meal prices, unpaid meal charges, payment systems, equipment and construction and purchasing. The findings are based on responses from nearly 1,000 school nutrition directors nationwide.

An Executive Summary of the report is available for free to SNA members and the full report may be purchased on SNA’s Bookstore.

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