What’s really behind the controversy over Healthy Hunger Free Kids 2010? According to today’s guests, it’s dollars that don’t make sense. Join Gitta Grether-Sweeney of Portland (OR) Public Schools Nutrition Services and Gary Vonck, a national leader in K-12 food service sales, for their take on rising food and labor costs, diminished revenues, and reimbursement rates that aren’t keeping pace with the required changes in many districts. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

 

“It has been a challenge to do some of this work, but I enjoy challenges – they are opportunities. We’ve been able to incorporate a lot of local products just by making changes within our organization.” [07:00]

–Gitta Grether-Sweeney on Inside School Food

“It’s the smaller schools that struggle because they dont have the multiple layers of support.” [26:00]

“Less than 15% of the schools across america send forecasts to their distributors or manufactures of choice – that just kills the communication piece.” [27:00]

–Gary Vonck on Inside School Food