Harib Massu

/Harib Massu

About Harib Massu

I'm a Content Specialist at PrimeroEdge with a passion for research and transparency. My background is in political and legislative analysis. I aim to comprehensively understand and communicate the challenges facing your program, and provide some building blocks to ensure its success. I love to hear your suggestions and questions in the comments!

There Are No Free Lunches in America

The myth of Free Lunch is pervasive in America.

So much so, that the idea that the federal government will always “take care of the children” gives us all a false sense of security. For parents, their security comes from thinking their child won’t go hungry at school. For professionals in the industry, their security comes from […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

PEP Talks | 023 | New Government

Discover the changes ahead as a transition of power takes place in Washington D.C. Find out what the future of your program may look like and which changes ahead are bound to hit your program.

In this interview with our in-house legislative analyst and lobbyist, Harib Massu, you can get inside the mind of a Washington insider. […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

Lawmakers to Cut School Lunch Program

With a newfound majority in Congress, Republicans came to the table ready to slice.

As we await the final presidential budget proposal from the Trump administration it may seem like speculation will do no good; it may seem to only incite false fears or hopes.

For even after a presidential budget is proposed, there’s still a battle to […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Blog, Policy|53 Comments

Lawmakers Are Looking To Change School Nutrition – Again

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A new political climate has descended on Washington, D.C.

The shift is brought by a changing political dynamic, as Republicans now hold a majority in both houses of Congress along with the Presidency, and a coinciding changing tide in legislators’ visions for the nation.

The differences between the Democratic and Republican Party exceed just the realm of […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Blog, News, Policy|61 Comments

Happy Holidays (And Free Software) From Our Family To Yours!

Holiday breaks are here, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief!
When the season passes and a new year stands in front of us, there are a lot of things we’ll have to confront, manage and execute within our program- good and bad.
Some of you may even have Administrative Reviews coming up, some of […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Blog, Fun, Operations|0 Comments

Understanding and Managing USDA Professional Standards in Child Nutrition

Tracking Professional Standards Means Order
No one likes the last minute checker and you do not want to be stuck at the end of the year realizing either you or your staff has failed to meet the requirements set in place. Regardless of who it is that’s fallen behind, this reflects on you as much as […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

Understanding and Managing USDA Professional Standards in Child Nutrition

Jumping into USDA Professional Standards
If there’s something we quickly learn when dealing with students it’s that some learn with the carrot, and others… need some deterrence.

Whether it’s you or those within your program that find more incentive in the stick rather than the USDA’s carrot of grants and funds for professional standards, we’ve got you […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Operations, State Agency|0 Comments

PEP Talks | 020 | Get Out and Vote

Chris Kamradt, Director of Child Nutrition Services, Spring Branch ISD (TX) discusses the importance of voting and how politics affect School Nutrition nationwide. Discover how your voice can make a difference in feeding America’s children.

Want to learn more?

Find Out Who Represents You
Read More About Politics and Your Nutrition Program
Political Encyclopedia 

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

Understanding and Managing USDA Professional Standards in Child Nutrition


Vetting new hires and getting yourself or staff up to current federal professional requirements can start to feel like a headache after a while, especially without a uniform system to manage and track all requirements, courses, and participating professionals.

Most of us […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Blog, Operations, Policy, State Agency|1 Comment

Controlling The Future of America’s Child Nutrition

Every four years the nation becomes myopic in its view of politics.
With 88% of Congress up for re-election this year, the sole concentration this election cycle has been on a Presidential candidate with constitutionally less power over the legislation that affects every day Americans, than their respective congressional representative.
The Real “Who” of Who Funds Nutrition […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Blog, Policy|0 Comments