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A new law to that effect will be enacted at the start of next year.
P.S. 1 is the third public school in New York City to go meatless.
farm produce
The processing is after-hours, so it works well with the students’ schedules. The students have their ServSafe certification and are skilled with working with all the equipment, so it’s a win-win.
The school foodservice employees say they are ready to strike as early as next month. The employees are members of Teamsters Local 320 and are fighting for a $15 hourly wage.
milk
To ban or not to ban—The answer isn't as clear as some might think. These operators weigh the benefits and the downsides to getting rid of the student favorite...
pancakes
We have been focusing on menus that allow our high school students to customize their lunch, so this is another menu option where they are able to do that.
library books
Our summer feeding bus also has a librarian on board, and she’s able to check out books to the kids so they can build relationships with staff all throughout the summer.
student shame
Lunch shaming has become a hot topic among K-12 operators. Here, two districts discuss how their program has handled the dreaded discussion of unpaid meal balances.
k-12
The SNA and its philanthropic sibling are taking initiative with one clear goal to get operators to be equipped to make sure that kids’ nutritional needs are met.
autumn leaves
Operators aren’t just thinking about food during the school year; it’s a 24/7 job. We chatted with FSDs about new avenues and venues for tackling hunger.

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