Our Future Dining Experience
SFUSD's Future Dining Experience
SFUSD's Future Dining Experience, a community portal:
SFUSDFutureDining.org offers a place for the community to connect and engage with SFUSD's school meal program in multiple ways as we work to implement our vision of a financially-stable food system that provides fresh, healthy meals to students as they grow. We hope you will take a few minutes to browse the site, where you will find information about our mission and vision for the SFUSD school meal experience, read about our current projects, sign up to volunteer, make a donation to help fund our vision, and more.
Why a New Dining Experience?
Over the past decade many steps have been taken to improve SFUSD food systems, including aligning around the highest nutritional standards in the nation and making a bold commitment to feed every hungry child. Since January 2013, fresher meals are being served through a partnership with Revolution Foods. Still, we are faced with a number of challenges including low student participation, inadequate kitchen and cafeteria facilities, financial deficit and a problematic dining experience, such as long lines and limited space.
In spring 2013, we began a five-month collaboration with the innovation firm IDEO to rethink our school food system including the spaces, technology, operations, and dining experience. Specifically, we focused on creating a vision for a student-centered, financially-stable system that engages kids in eating fresh, healthy meals. More than 1,300 students, parents, nutrition staff, principals, teachers, administrators, and community partners were involved in this process.
Watch this inspiring video documenting some of the work around creating a student-centered meal program:
For more details:
- Visit our website
- Follow us on Twitter @SFUSDSchoolFood
- Read the executive summary of the recommendations
- Browse the full Future Dining Experience book
- Check out IDEO's project website A Cafeteria Designed for Me, winner of a Webby Award