SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS
By Benita Gingerella
As the pandemic’s biggest disruptions to school foodservice recede, nutrition teams are still dealing with its many ripple effects. A majority of K-12 operators (66%) who participated in a recent FoodService Director survey say their programs are short staffed, and 85% say they are having difficulty procuring products. Nearly all are worried about rising costs. Even as the challenges mount, operators keep coming up with ways to make sure kids stay healthy and fed. Take a look at our third annual State of K-12 Foodservice report to find out how they’re addressing these obstacles head on.
This data compiled by FoodService Director comes from information provided by 322 K-12 operators during May 2022. The percentages included throughout are taken from the total number of respondents who answered that particular question. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.FULL SURVEY RESULTS