School foodservice professionals face growing pressures to operate school foodservice programs with increased efficiency, and conduct the school foodservice program not only as non-profit units, but as self-supporting units as well. It no longer is sufficient to provide a historical record of financial performance and meet budget goals; professionals must justify their performance against best practices. The Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness' mission is to provide effective Child Nutrition Programs to Florida students through financial resources.
Information specific to public schools in Florida for food service financial accounting can be accessed at:
For comprehensive manuals on school food service management, refer to the following links to the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI):
Links to federal regulations on financial management requirements: