Food trucks are just one part of a larger push to make school lunch healthier. In 2010, the federal government passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids act. It’s meant to give students more access to healthy food options at school and connect cafeterias to local farmers.
The Minneapolis School District in Minnesota takes it one stop further. Their food truck develops its own healthy recipes with chefs in the region. Over the past two years, they have created a number of recipes that use ingredients grown locally. They used 28,000 pounds of produce in the first three weeks of the school year, Weber told The Atlantic.
To break even, the Minneapolis truck has to serve at least 200 people. Though it has the capability to serve up to 500. And when the truck is parked on a school campus where refrigerators are nearby, it can serve up to 700 students in 90 minutes!