Tips for Launching a Shared Services Model in School Nutrition

This resource was informed by Gay Anderson and Andrea Kruse, with support from No Kid Hungry, and lays out the steps to implement a shared services model in your district region. The shared services model is a business model that enables resources to be leveraged across an entire organization resulting in lower costs. The model has been used in the business world to deliver services to internal customers by consolidating, standardizing, and automating processes. Within the school nutrition field, this model has been used by rural districts to increase purchasing power and share knowledge and best practices across communities. Coming together to support one another is the essence of this model.