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Cut Costs in Your SNP With These Money-Saving Tips – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I shared four money-saving tips for school nutrition programs to cut operational costs. Today, I’d like to share a few more in the second installment of “Cut Costs in Your SNP with These Money-Saving Tips”.

Trim the menu.
Sometimes menu items just aren’t selling – and that’s okay. Trial and error, right? It […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

Eat with your Eyes – Food Photography and Menu Publishing

Ever wonder what a picture can do for you cafeteria?

Visuals are everywhere in the fast paced world we live in today, and they can make or break your marketing efforts in the cafeteria. Districts across the nation are using menu publishing tools to market their cafeteria offerings and increase participation. Photographs are a huge tool […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Blog, Fun, Technology|0 Comments

How to Define Your Market and Menu

By |March 28th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 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

An Outsider Looking In

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Last year, I visited a local school district’s food-service production kitchen and cafeteria in Houston, Texas. PrimeroEdge values the opportunity to tour sites and learn first-hand the trials and tribulations our users face on a day-to-day basis. These visits provide a wealth of knowledge by experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of school cafeterias to […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Fun, Nutrition|0 Comments

PEP Talks | 027 | Farm to School Coordinator

Jodie Anderson shares how her enthusiasm for soil science has transformed farm to school efforts in Alaska, how to get students excited about eating home-grown food, and the benefits of designating a farm to school coordinator in your program.

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Project Helps Alaskans Spice up Soil
Building Soils in Alaska Communities
Alaska Scientist […]

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

Celebrate Be Kind Day on March 9

After encountering a lack of inclusiveness from children at school, Colin’s mother Jennifer posted an appeal on Facebook which has since went viral. In 2014, Jennifer asked America to become one of “Colin’s Friends” and wish him a happy birthday. Since then, over 80,000 cards and gifts poured into their local post office for Colin…and they keep coming […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Blog, Fun|1 Comment

Strategic Low Cost Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Stop by your school’s cafeteria during the next meal service. Observe the students walking towards the trash can.  How much of the plate are they throwing away?As school nutrition professionals (and some of us, parents), we understand the struggle of getting our kids to eat fruits and vegetables. There’s a balancing act between food components […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Nutrition|2 Comments

Cut Costs in Your SNP with These Money-Saving Tips – Part 1

It’s no secret that school nutrition programs across the country must operate on tight budgets. It’s absolutely incredible to me how, with extremely limited funding, school nutrition programs still find a way to serve healthy and delicious meals to the future of America day in and day out. We’ve shared plenty of blogs in the […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

PEP Talks | 025 | Peli Peli

Thomas Nguyen, CMO of Peli Peli (top Houston restaurant) shares his secrets for putting customers first and how to serve up exotic food to ensure it’s a hit.

Want to learn more?

Peli Peli (Main Site)
Restaurant Startup (video)
Positive Phil (interview)
Stumbles, Strategies and Insights (Thomas Nguyen featured on HoustonPress)

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By |February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments