Serving Healthy School Meals: Kitchen Equipment

Serving Healthy School Meals: Kitchen Equipment

Schools would be better able to serve healthy, appealing meals if investments were made in new kitchen equipment and infrastructure.

See the resources below for research and recommendations for how schools, communities, policymakers, industry, and philanthropic partners can work together to make these investments and provide nutritious foods more efficiently.

A California school kitchen
A California school kitchen
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What Does a School Kitchen Need?

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Schools across the country are serving healthy meals, but many could do so more effectively with updated equipment and infrastructure.

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Serving Healthy School Meals: Kitchen Equipment
Serving Healthy School Meals: Kitchen Equipment
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Serving Healthy School Meals

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This is the second in a series of reports that summarizes how schools are putting in place updated U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, meal standards and the challenges they must overcome to reach full implementation.

School kitchens
School kitchens
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School Kitchens Provide Valuable Community Resources When Class Is Out

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More than 98,000 public school buildings serve neighborhoods across the United States, and frequently their doors are open to community members for civic group events, elections, recreation leagues, and other activities. But one of their most important assets—the kitchens—typically get overlooked when district and community leaders explore opportunities for shared use of school facilities to support local needs.

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A California school kitchen
A California school kitchen
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What Does a School Kitchen Need?

Case studies show how federal investments help schools serve healthier meals

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Schools across the country are serving healthy meals, but many could do so more effectively with updated equipment and infrastructure.

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