Academy Suggests USDA's School Food Purchase Study Include COVID-19 Impact Data

07/13/2020 - The Academy supports efforts to better understand the short and long term implications from the COVID-19 school closures on the school nutrition procurement process, from field to child.

The COVID-19 school closures have greatly impacted school nutrition procurement. The Academy provided the U.S. Department of Agriculture with feedback on what type of information to collect to better understand the long and short term implications of the pandemic on school nutrition procurement. The Academy urges USDA to consider making changes to the survey instrument and methods to improve the clarity and utility of the study and capture information about current topics where limited data is currently available.

Read the Academy's letter.