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Top 15 K-12 food service stories of 2023

Food Management

The year’s top K-12 stories tracked how school nutrition programs and providers tackled issues like labor shortages and product availability to keep kids fed with nutritious meals.

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K-12 Worry-Free Product Culinary Playbook

FoodService Director

Explore new ways to use ingredients that help create worry-free menu items for K-12 students with common food allergies.

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Navigating the complex K-12 foodservice market: Insights from IFMA’s new guidebook

FoodService Director

billion K-12 foodservice market with IFMA’s new Elementary and Secondary Guidebook. Learn to navigate the $12.2 The guidebook offers insights and debunks myths, simplifying the complex process for manufacturers and ensuring nutritious meals for students.

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Tips for K-12 Foodservice and Scratch Cooking in Schools

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Due to labor shortages, many K-12 kitchens struggle to provide from-scratch meals to students. Some of these kitchens also may not be designed with the equipment needed to properly support a scratch cooking model.

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Metz uses Stealth Nutrition Program to better serve K-12 clients

Food Management

Company is rolling out 40 new stealthy healthy recipes this fall to engage students with appealing choices that use nutritious ingredients.

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State of K-12 foodservice: Full 2023 survey results

FoodService Director

This data compiled by FoodService Director comes from information provided by 141 K-12 operators in April and May 2023.

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Back to School: Food and labor costs will continue to challenge K-12 meal programs in 2023-24

Food Management

Finding sufficient and compliant products, as well as enough bodies to prepare and serve them, are top-of-mind issues for school foodservice operators in the coming year.

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