NSBA Pulse Poll Identifies Concerns & Options for School Nutrition

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Federal Advocacy Resources

NSBA conducted a pulse poll of school leaders to assess the financial and operational impact of the federal child nutrition law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Nearly 650 responses from at least 36 states provide the snapshot below. Almost eighty-four percent (83.7) of school districts saw an increase in plate waste, 81.8 percent had an increase in cost, and 76.5 percent saw a decrease in participation by students. Improvements could be made by increasing funding and flexibility for struggling school districts. The poll was conducted September 4 – October 1, 2014.

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