Increasing Participation through Alternative Meal Service Models

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Alternative meal service models can be utilized anytime to ensure students are able to access meals conveniently and efficiently during the school day.

Alternative meal service models, such as Grab n’ Go and meals in the classroom, can provide more flexibility for students, leading to increased meal participation. These alternative service models use portable equipment that enable schools to serve food with the same high-quality meal standards and variety as traditional cafeteria dinning. Additionally, alternative meal service models can be utilized anytime to ensure students are able to access meals conveniently and efficiently during the school day.