School nutrition trending: K-12 gets ready for the fall;

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, K-12 gets ready for the fall ranked as the week’s top story. Despite general anticipation of a full return to in-person classes, K-12 meal programs will be challenged by labor issues and making up for the financial shortfalls of the past year. One question facing K-12 meal programs is how much customized and higher-end service stations can be maintained this fall given labor and continuing safety issues. Pictured is a make-your-own oatmeal station at the Grant County School District in Kentucky in 2019. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Bright purple bus brings summer fun to Bowling Green (Ky.) Independent School District; and
  • COVID Meals Mean Ups and Downs for Baltimore’s Public Schools.

In other news, one school food team juggles school lunch and visit from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The Sodexo school food team at Yorktown (Va.) Elementary School tackled logistics and lunch during a visit from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Here’s the story straight from the food service GM.

Click through the gallery to see other trending stories in the K-12 segment.

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