Vended Meal Contracts: Managing Food Orders
When you have a vended-meal contract, ordering food for school lunch can be a daunting task. You want to make sure you have enough food, but not so much that you have a large quantity of leftovers. Finding the sweet spot for ordering takes practice and also awareness of student preferences. Here are some tips to help manage food orders and food waste. Opt for Offer Versus Serve (OVS), instead of Serve. OVS enables students to decline items they do not want, while still taking
What OTHER meal programs should you be running?
You’ve heard of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and probably the School Breakfast Program (SBP), but have you heard of… BIC (Breakfast in the Classroom) BAB (Breakfast After the Bell) AMS (Afterschool Meal Supplements) CACFP (Supper program)? All of these are additional programs you can run that will benefit your students and school. Below is a brief description of each program and potential benefits they can bring to your student population. BIC (Breakfast in the Cl