An overview of the role of technology in managing child nutrition programs in schools. Special emphasis is placed on maximizing the use of computer technology in school food services. Investigations include purchase and implementation of computer hardware and software used in these programs. Topics include: nutrient analysis and menu planning, computerization of food service management functions (production, forecasting, procurement), business functions (financial management, point-of-sale systems), and office functions. Access and evaluation of appropriate school food service websites and use of PDAs are included.