School Nutrition Trends Survey 2014

Source: School Nutrition Association, August 2014

From the press release:
As students prepare to head back to school, a new survey of school meal program operators finds many are struggling with higher costs, shrinking revenue, and challenges with product availability and student acceptance under new nutrition standards for school meals. During School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference in Boston last month, attended by school cafeteria professionals nationwide, SNA surveyed director-level attendees to identify school nutrition trends for the upcoming school year. The survey, which netted responses from directors in 240 districts across 46 states, identifies difficulties many school meal programs have encountered since new mandates first took effect in 2012.