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Students Help Take A Bite Out Of School Funding Cutbacks
Participating in the National School Breakfast and
Lunch programs can turn food service departments into
self-funded profit centers for School Districts.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 9, 2010 -- Throughout the
country protesting students carry signs for academic
programs that are being eliminated due to budget shortfalls.
Federal and State budgets have been reduced causing
School Districts to cut programs to stay afloat.
Many School Districts fund food service programs with
money that could go toward academic programs.
“A lot of these money problems can be solved by looking
no further than their school cafeterias.” says Barry
Schuster, Food Court design expert. "The cafeteria
program is the only department in a school that makes
money- and if it is not operating at full capacity-
it's like you just wasted a golden opportunity to
bring in revenue."
Many school cafeterias only serve 40 to 60% of the
students and that means many millions of dollars of
potential revenue are not being realized.
Three main reasons for students not eating in school
are “Cafeteria looks unappealing”, “Perception that
school food is unappetizing”, and “Stigma of eating
in cafeteria” says Schuster.
"Our Universal Seating Company Food Court makeovers
have made millions of dollars for Food Service programs
and turned cafeterias into profitable Food Courts"
says Schuster, "and our program will work in almost
Students like it because they think they are in a
fast food restaurant, and the school administration
likes it because they do not have to support the cafeteria
with funds that can be used for student instruction.
Barry Schuster is an outspoken advocate for student
nutrition who has created millions of dollars of additional
revenue for school districts. For further information,
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