The school food system can be confusing to navigate. Before you can make any changes for the future, you need to find out what’s being offered now. Once completed, this survey will demonstrate how the system really works in your child’s school.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of questions here. Read them through, then download the school lunch menus from the school’s website. If your school doesn’t post the menus online, call the school office and ask them to mail them to you.
After you’ve read through all of the menus, make an appointment with the School Nutrition Director. (Call the Principal’s office or check your school’s website to get their name and phone number). Let them know that you are very interested in school food and want to get an overview of the service. The School Nutrition Director should know the answers to most of the questions listed below. If they don’t, find out who does. Remember to support the changes that School Food Service Directors are already making so that they don’t feel as though they are being undermined, but let them know that you want to help.
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