The Business of School Food Service Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act The Healthy, Hunger Free-Kids Act of 2010 sets new nutrition standards for schools, and allocates $4.5 billion dollars for their implementation. The new nutrition standards have been a major cause of First Lady Michelle Obama in her fight against childhood obesity. • Whole Grains Requirements • Lower Sodium Levels • Establishes Calorie Limits • More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Meal Price Increases • Al la Carte Guidelines (pending) Rising Obesity Rates in America The Time for Change is Now Who Moved My Cheese? Change Happens They Keep Moving The Cheese Anticipate Change Get Ready For The Cheese To Move Monitor Change Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old Adapt To Change Quickly The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese Change Move With The Cheese Enjoy Change! Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese! Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again They Keep Moving The Cheese. Factors Influencing Change Society • Generational • Changing Ethnic Population • Local Initiatives • Environmental • National Momentum for Change BOOMERs, X, Y, I, and AO Gens Oh My! Industry Super Size Me Economic • Shrinking Budgets • Less Family Income • Labor Challenges • Global Market • Higher Food Prices As a forecast, the 2012/13 corn yield will be the lowest since 1996. 50% of the current US Corn Crop is lost. Corn Prices are predicted to increase dramatically. Social Media Business “A system where goods or services are exchanged for money on the basis of their perceived worth. Every business requires an investment and a sufficient number of customers to sell at a profit on a consistent basis.” Recipe for Success Recognizing, Facing and Embracing Change. “You’re either moving forward, or going backwards…there is no stopping.” author unknown Success Planning 1. Define Your Mission Statement 2. Develop Your Culture, Vision and Values. 3. Services Beyond Point of Sale. 4. Rewards for Performance and Creativity 5. Celebrate Winning Identify Strengths 1. Nurture Creativity 2. Promote Collaboration 3. Cultivate Leadership 4. Engage Resources 5. Reinforce a Positive Vision Challenge as an Opportunity 1. Empower People 2. Expand Horizons 3. Atmosphere of Continual Learning 4. Set New Expectations 5. Seek New Perspectives Realize Threats 1. Poor Execution 2. Lack of Buy-In 3. Prepare for the Worst 4. Eradicate Negativity 5. Attitudes are Infectious Develop a Process 1. Conduct a SWOT analysis. 2. Develop a list of action steps. 3. Focus on ‘Mission Critical’ items. 4. Process of accessing new initiatives. 5. Conduct regular 1-on-1s. 6. Define short term & long range goals THANK YOU!