Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of the Future

After all these years at SNA, one thing I've learned a lot about is the food business: How to closely track food trends and monitor policies affecting the school nutrition profession. A trend that has been most interesting to watch is the changing dietary needs of Americans. Over time, the emergence of special diets reflects a diverse range of motivations and influences, including health, ethical, cultural and lifestyle preferences. Understanding these is increasingly important in catering to today’s students.