Dedication, innovation, and collaboration: A mixed-methods analysis of school meals in Connecticut during COVID-19

When school buildings across the U.S. closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts mobilized to establish emer­gency school meal programs to operate outside the setting of school cafeterias. The aim of this conver­gent mixed-methods study is to (a) examine the structure and rates of participation in the spring 2020 meal programs in Connecticut, and (b) obtain insight about the challenges, strategies used, and lessons learned during this time by food service leaders.

Full citation: Connolly K, Babbin M, McKee S, et al. Dedication, innovation, and collaboration: A mixed-methods analysis of school meals in Connecticut during COVID-19. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 2021:1-17. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.102.020