ERIC Number: ED239353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Doing More with Less: Innovative Ideas for Reducing Costs in the School Nutrition Programs.
Parker, Lynn; Cooney, Ed
A condensation of ideas generated during the 1982 Conference on More with Less, this guide presents methods of saving money, increasing student participation, and influencing decision-makers to maintain school meal programs in the face of reduced federal support. For each topic, specific suggestions, a brief case study, and addresses of resource people are offered. The first three chapters cover saving money through collective purchasing, using Department of Agriculture commodities, and creative menu planning. Ways of enlisting the help of food service employees, computer applications to keeping food costs down, and cost-accounting and increasing food service volume are covered in the next three chapters. The final three sections are devoted to increasing student participation through effective merchandizing, public relations techniques for enhancing community support, and developing "internal advocates" for school lunch programs within administrative and decision-making structures. References to other information sources are appended. (MJL)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Community Relations, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Program Costs, Retrenchment, School Accounting, School Business Relationship, School Districts, School Personnel, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Child Nutrition Forum, Washington, DC.