SNA surveyed its school nutrition director members in Fall 2021 to evaluate current challenges with supply chain and staffing, and assess the state of school nutrition program finances.

The survey revealed a wide variety of pandemic supply chain issues impacting school meal programs from every geographic region and district size. The top three challenges, cited by over 98% of respondents, are:

  • Menu items not available in sufficient quantities/shortages.
  • Supplies/packaging not available in sufficient quantities.
  • Menu items discontinued by a manufacturer.

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