North Carolina Schools Find Nutrition And Economics Don’t Mix

School districts in Haywood County, N.C. have found they need to offer a la carte items that are not usually high in nutrition value in order to cover the operating losses they incur, according to The Smoky Mountain News in Waynesville, N.C. To read the article, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This scenario has played out in school foodservice operations nationwide; foodservice directors need to offer a la carte items that don’t have to meet the nutrition standards of the subsidized meals in order to operate in the black. This is why the federal government needs to allocate more funds to government subsidized meals.

The education sector has been charged with educating youngsters about health and nutrition since kids are not getting this guidance at home. In order for schools to meet this challenge, the government must allocate more funding for nutrition and nutrition education. 01-09-12 By Elliot Maras