Six Ways to Replace, Refresh and Reinvent Your School Cafeteria with Remaining 2017-18 Funds

There are two likely scenarios this time of year. The first one is a school nutrition director sits down to review the 2017-18 budget and realizes there's a surplus. The second and more common option is to conclude, "We have to figure out how to save more next year."

Both scenarios lend themselves to replacing, refreshing, or reinventing your school cafeteria, and here are six ways to do it.

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A Brief Look at Refrigeration Issues in School Kitchens

Storing food at proper temperatures is critical to serving safe and nutritious meals in schools. And with more and more school systems looking to increase participation with fresher, tastier, less processed foods, refrigeration is a key component to successful school food service.

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Two Pieces of Foodservice Equipment Every School Nutrition Program Should Have

School nutrition programs across Maryland, Virginia, and the metro Washington, D.C. area have many considerations when it comes to foodservice equipment. Any given unit in a school kitchen needs to be versatile, durable, efficient, and provide the greatest benefit within a given space. And let's be honest, that space is usually limited.

So what are two essential pieces of foodservice equipment that every school nutrition program should consider?

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