Shortages and supply chain issues have brought great challenges at all points of the food supply chain -- from raw materials and manufacturing to packaging and transporting. In addition to food, this shortage affects the paper products used to serve meals, and even the trays that are a mainstay in every cafeteria, among other items.

At the same time, many schools are affected by staffing issues, with workers retiring or leaving the profession. Yet, despite these challenges, school nutrition teams are working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure the necessary items needed to provide students with a healthy and balanced meal.

The School Nutrition Association has created a video that shares with parents what they need to know about supply chain issues and their current impact on school meals.  Click here to view this video.

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