This article was significantly expanded and updated on March 17, 2013. Projections from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) indicate that the country's total K-12 enrollment will increase 7 percent over the next decade, a reliable indicator of demand for foodservices in the nation's schools. At the same time, more of that growth will occur in the lower grades (see chart) in the near term. For 2013, K-12 foodservice sales are projected to grow 2.0 percent ...

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