2013 K-12 Power Players

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NameCharlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools
DirectorCindy Hobbs, SNS
No. of School Sites160
Revenue/Budget$64.4 million
Free/Reduced Pct54%
Breakfast Participation22%
No. of Meals Served132,500/day
High School Lunch Cash Price$2.25
Phone(980) 343-6041
Breakfast ServedY
Lunch ServedY
After School Snack ServedY
Supper ProgramN
Summer Feeding ProgramY
NarrativeParticipation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg dropped last year from 61 to 58% for lunch but breakfast participation will likely increase significantly wth the implementation of a universal breakfast program in all of its schools. Its a la carte program has been in decline: in 2006 sales were 15 million and by last year they declined from 7.8 to 7.4 million as favored but less healthful items were eliminated. The department plans to begin a supper program in the next few months. It is also installing digital signage at the front of dining room lines to better communicate nutrition and allergy information to students. Production is handled at individiual school kitchens, although a few alternative school sites with fewer than 100 students are satellited. The district decided to not participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program but supports a strong program of its own to promote fresh produce to students. Last year food costs escalated, going from 37% to 41% of its total budget, largely because of having to offer additional fruit and vegetable choices and larger portions of them.
Lunch Participation58%

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