Why are Many School Food Service Programs Experiencing Drops in Participation?


Drops in school lunch program participation litter the everyday news. Most schools blame the new Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act guidelines for their recent participation problems. Many programs claim the students are not getting enough to eat, the price of preparing healthy meals is too high, or more and more food is being thrown away and waste is a major issue. While looking at the difference in programs that are succeeding compared to those who are not, I find that what these struggling program directors are really saying is, [Read more…]