While the DNA of lunch may well be changing in the months ahead, how the offerings line up on a calendar is being fine-tuned as well, according to Koutroubas.
“It’s a six-week cycle menu,” she said. “We’ll weed out some of the items that haven’t been successful and try to integrate some new items. What we’re looking forward to next year is having a fall cycle menu, then a winter cycle menu, then a spring cycle menu.”
School breakfasts are also getting a closer look. Another survey about to be conducted will solicit feedback on the breakfast menu offerings as well as the program in general, while also spreading awareness for it.
“We advertise it, but I don’t know the parents know about it,” Koutroubas said.