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Issue: Lunch shaming

Stories of students who can’t pay for lunch being given a subpar meal or shamed for their debt have proliferated in recent years, and it’s not an uncommon problem.

Operations

FSDs react to Trump's easing of school lunch rules

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement Monday of plans to roll back parts of the National School Lunch Program, including some requirements for sodium and whole-grain products, is drawing a broad variety of reactions from foodservice operators across the nation.

If signed into law, a recently passed bill would require that New Mexico students receive school lunch even if they have unpaid meal debt.

The business folks, scientists, bureaucrats and chefs who are helping mold noncommercial dining from the outside in.

Noncommercial operators deal with the aftermath of a wage law in purgatory.

Throughout this issue, we’ve highlighted stealable ideas in all realms of noncommercial foodservice, from protein-focused sides to legalized marijuana.

Sonny Perdue will oversee the programs that impact student feeding.

Legislation passed on Tuesday would require the district's private sector foodservice operators to provide workers with family and medical time off.

FSD's managing editor looks back on the top five biggest surprises she encountered this year. 

As more jurisdictions join the ranks, here are some potential side effects felt by operators. 

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