A Cost Analysis of Centralized Food Preparation and Distribution Systems for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States
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The report contains a cost analysis of two alternative methods of centralizing the preparation of school lunches in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. The first alternative proposed that the school lunch be centrally prepared and packaged prior to delivery to satellite schools. The second alternative called for centralized preparation of only the portion of the meal normally served cold i.e., bread, salad, and dessert. Cost analysis for building and equipment investment and for operating expenses are included. Discounting techniques were applied to these cost streams to determine the present worth of the alternative ventures as a function of the planning horizon.