Industry Roundtable
 What is the Industry Roundtable?

The SCHOOL FOOD INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE is a coalition of industry companies that sell to the school food service market. The purpose of the INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE is to facilitate communication between industry and USDA and to identify common concerns among industry.

Any company is welcome to participate in general ROUNDTABLE meetings or specific TASK FORCE meetings. Both types of meetings are scheduled in conjunction with SNA or other industry attended conferences or conventions to eliminate additional travel requirements.

The INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE has no by-laws and requests no dues or donations. It depends solely on the donation of time and expertise of INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE members.

Communications Task Force Formed


It became clear during the Industry Roundtable brunch in Salt Lake City, July 2015, that the current procedures of posting policy memos on the USDA web page is not as effective means of communicating policy as is needed.  Several industry representatives have volunteered to focus on how to improve the communications and will meet periodically by conference call.


Contact Patricia Phillips if you would like to join the Task Force or to be kept informed about its activities.