COVID-19 Menu Planning Strategies

A practical guide with flexible strategies for your school menus to adapt to the changing demands of COVID-19 meal service.

COVID-19 is presenting ever changing demands on school meal service. To support your program's continued success, we consulted with national, state, and local experts to identify helpful and flexible strategies for your school menus.

This practical guide outlines meal service strategies for various meal settings, including:

  • mobile meals,
  • bulk meals,
  • delivery to classroom, and
  • considerations for an eventual return to cafeteria meals. 

You will find sample meal patterns demonstrating the use of scratch recipes, individually wrapped items, and a mix of the two that incorporates bulk produce.

Download COVID-19 Menu Planning Strategies: Helpful, Healthy Ideas for Adapting Your School Meal Service