School Lunch ~what’s happened since the new regulations were put in place?

Reminder – bring photos, timesheet, paystubs, etc. for class on Wednesday.  We’ll be digging into your SAE records together!


For today:

Read this article.

There are  A LOT of questions to answer on this one.  Take your time and make sure you don’t miss some!

What’s been happening in Lunch Lady Land since the new lunch regulations were put into place?  Have more or less students been eating school lunch?  Are there states that are finding challenges with implementing the new regulations brought forth by the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act?  What things happened in the lunch room as a result of the new regulations?  Did any school districts abandon the Federal School Lunch Program due to the new regulations?  If so, how many?  What popular staple(s) were some schools forced to stop serving?  What happened to Cheeseburgers in one school district?  Why?  What was one of the largest problems that school lunch programs faced due to implementation of the new regulations?  Why do schools need to invest in new spoons or ladles?  What percent of schools needed new or additional kitchen equipment to comply with the new regulations?  What happened to participation by students who pay full price for their school lunch?  What obstacle or standard do school lunch programs face in serving a “palatable” lunch?  When was this article written?  Who is the author?

What are your thoughts on our school food service program?  Do you eat school breakfast?  School lunch?  Have you noticed changes in the school lunch program over the last few years?  If so, what have you noticed?  Who, or what government agency regulates the school lunch program?

Your post is due Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.

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