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U.S. Schools Brace for Milk Carton Shortage Impact Across States

A challenge looms over schools in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Washington state as they prepare for an impending milk carton shortage, a situation that has reverberated across multiple states, as confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In response to the brewing crisis, California's state education officials are advising schools to embrace flexibility. This includes measures like limiting milk choices, opting for boxed shelf-stable milk, and utilizing bulk dispensers to ensure that students continue to have access to milk.

However, the impact of this shortage isn't confined to school cafeterias alone. Hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons are also anticipating potential disruptions in milk and juice supplies. This has prompted officials nationwide to brainstorm and implement backup plans. As schools and institutions navigate this challenging period, communities must remain adaptable and creative when facing these increasingly prevalent unexpected disruptions in the supply chain. 

The duration of the carton shortage remains uncertain. 

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