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  • February 8th 2023

    Providing healthy and nutritious meals to students is a critical component of a successful school day. With busy schedules and limited time, many schools are exploring new and innovative ways to serve breakfast and lunch to their students. Today, we'll explore the options available for serving breakfast and lunch, including grab-and-go options and vending machines.

    Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options have become increasingly popular in recent years, providing students with a convenient and quick way to fuel up during the school day. These options include pre-packaged meals, snacks, and drinks that can be easily grabbed and taken to class or eaten on the go. Many schools have found that grab-and-go options are particularly beneficial for students who arrive late to school or who have a limited amount of time between classes.

    Vending machines and vending carts can also be a valuable addition to a school's foodservice operation, offering students a quick and convenient way to grab a snack or drink. Schools can choose from a range of vending machines, including those that offer healthier options, such as fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as those that offer traditional snack and drink options. Vending machines can be located in high-traffic areas, such as hallways and commons areas, providing students with easy access to food and drinks throughout the day.

    In addition to grab-and-go options and vending options, schools may also choose to offer more traditional breakfast and lunch options, such as cafeteria-style meals, or a combination of these options. Ultimately, the choice of which options to offer will depend on a number of factors, including the size and demographics of the student body, the needs and preferences of students and staff, and budget considerations.

    When considering options for serving breakfast and lunch, it's also important to consider food safety and sanitation. All options, including grab-and-go options and vending machines, should comply with established food safety regulations and be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that they are functioning correctly.

    There are many innovative options available for serving breakfast and lunch to students, including grab-and-go options and vending machines. Schools should consider the needs and preferences of their students and staff, as well as food safety and sanitation, when choosing which options to offer. By doing so, schools can provide students with the fuel they need to succeed, both in the classroom and beyond.