Equipment Purchasing and Facility Design for School Nutrition Programs

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Purchasing foodservice equipment and/or planning new and renovated school nutrition facilities can be one of the most challenging projects school nutrition directors undertake. To be successful school nutrition directors must provide leadership to making informed decisions and communicate with other professionals involved in the process. This resource will give school nutrition directors a competitive advantage as they approach their equipment purchases and facility design projects as Trusted Advisors. Published 2009. R131-08

Online templates or tools from the Equipment Purchasing & Facility Design for School Nutrition Program resource can be used by School Nutrition Directors for planning equipment and facility needs. Published 2011.


Complete Resource: Sections One and Two
Complete resource that includes both sections one and two. Published 2009. R131-08
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Section One: Introduction to Equipment and Facility Design for School Nutrition Programs
Chapters one through eight. Published 2009. R131-08
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Space Allocation for School Nutrition Facility Design
Template. Published 2011.
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Section Two: Making Specific Equipment Choices
Chapters nine through sixteen. Published 2009. R131-08
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Checklist for Assessing Large Equipment Needs
Tool for planning equipment purchases. Published 2011.
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Checklist for Assessing Small Equipment Needs
Tool for planning equipment purchases. Published 2011.
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Menu Equipment Selection Matrix
Interactive template will help you determine your equipment needs based on the food items on your cycle menu. Published 2011.
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School Nutrition Program Profile
Interactive template will help you gather information about your facility for planning equipment purchasing and facility design. Published 2011.
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