K-12 Census: Making the effort
The morning, after
How are required meal patterns affecting school foodservice operators, 95 percent of whom offer breakfast? Implementing the mandates has been less of an issue at breakfast than at lunch, with 53 percent saying participation rates have remained the same. Food waste and costs for morning meals, however, have climbed.
5,017 Average number of breakfast meals served daily.
30% Average daily participation rate for breakfast.
$1.10 Median food cost per meal at breakfast.
How challenging has it been to implement the increased amount of fruit required at breakfast?
35% Not very/Not at all
What has happened to participation since implementing the new breakfast meal pattern requirements?
|District size (students)||Decreased||Increased||Remained the same|
|Less than 2,000||25%||7%||68%|
|2,000 to 4,999||31%||27%||42%|
|5,000 to 9,999||25%||20%||55%|
|10,000 to 69,999||26%||26%||49%|
|70,000 or more||33%||33%||33%|
Percentages may add up to more than 100 due to rounding.
Since implementing the increased amount of fruit required at breakfast, has your food waste increased?
Since implementing the increased fruit requirements at breakfast, have your overall breakfast costs increased?