As school districts begin to decipher new food guidelines just released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, schools will be “more limited in which products we can use,” said Vicki Hoffman, director of nutrition services for Wichita schools, according to The Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kan. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: One thing that this and other news stories make clear is that foodservice directors have their hands full getting up to speed about the new federal food guidelines. Vending and foodservice operators who are well informed about the new guidelines will be in a good position to serve schools.
While many schools handle their own food programs, some schools find it more economical to subcontract the service to a professional, assuming they are confident the vending and/or foodservice contractor can meet the new guidlines. 05-25-12 By Elliot Maras