In 2019, no one could have predicted the scene that would await students returning to K-12 and college and university cafeterias across the country. Dining halls are airier—not because of a new, cutting-edge design, but rather mandates to ensure safety. Face masks are required to mitigate the spread of germs, and menus have evolved to adapt to feeding during a global pandemic, an idea nearly impossible to imagine a year ago. Keep an eye on FSD's continued coverage of how operators across the country are dealing with back-to-school in the era of COVID-19.
3 school nutrition teams share their fall reopening plans
K-12 schools are looking at a variety of ways to serve students as they start the school year either remotely or in person.
How Sodexo is approaching dining events on campus this fall
College foodservice teams across the country are preparing for a semester unlike any other.
How the country’s top college dining programs are handling COVID-19 this fall
Here’s a look at the schools that made the Princeton Review’s new ranking of the best dining programs and what they’re doing to keep students safe as fall semester gets underway.
California issues new school reopening guidance for small in-person instruction
The guidance is directed at schools and other childcare settings who can’t open for full in-person teaching but want to offer in-person learning and supervision for at-risk students.
4 best practices for providing take-home meal boxes to students
Chartwells K12 CEO Belinda Oakley shares some tips the company learned after assembling millions of meal boxes for the Meals to You program this summer.
How the Meals to You program went from a small pilot to serving millions of meals during the pandemic
Meals to You changed course to feed rural students across the country during COVID-19.
How college dining is coping with COVID-19
As college campuses across the country bring back students for fall classes, here’s how they’re working to mitigate the risk.