The Relationship of à la Carte Revenues to the Implementation of School Nutrition Standards

Amit Sharma, Carolyn Lambert, Martha Conklin

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Abstract

Wellness policies have been mandatory in school nutrition programs since fall of 2006. This legislation requires schools to decrease less nutritious "competitive foods" offered on à la carte menus. This article investigated the impact of implementing state nutrition standards on à la carte revenues of school nutrition programs in a northeastern state. Results suggest that offering single-serving sizes and whole grain foods are associated with higher revenues. However, given the limited time series data, it is premature to verify the impact of nutrition standards on à la carte revenue. This paper recommends that schools improve the consistency and accuracy of financial reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-392
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Foodservice Business Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science

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