The first step in establishing an efficient procurement process is to outline specific program goals and objectives for the year.
This process should be conducted in a systematic way, one in which menu planning drives procurement—not the other way around.
School nutrition operators must plan, analyze, implement and monitor changes in procurement policies and procedures.
This is an important step in the procurement process and should not be overlooked. By assessing the results of your process, you will be able to verify whether efficiencies have been achieved and/or identify areas with room for improvement.
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To advance good nutrition for all children.
Healthful meals and nutrition education are available to all children.
The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.