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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

Jodi 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.

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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

Students Hop on a Blender Bike to Create Their Own Smoothies

Perhaps you’ve heard of some schools implementing bicycle desks – the FitDesks with built-in pedals designed to keep students active while also helping “work off some of the nervous energy that can keep them from focusing in the classroom.” But students at Mary A. White Elementary are using bikes in a new way that engages […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Blog, Fun, Nutrition|0 Comments

2017’s Newest Food Trend: Purple Foods

The start of a new year brings all kinds of “new” things: new goals, new resolutions, new plans, new adventures and new trends. One of the newest trends for 2017 has the potential to affect those who work in the food service industry, including child nutrition professionals – the rise in popularity and consumption of […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Blog, Nutrition, Operations|0 Comments

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Edge Summit

2017 is bringing all sorts of changes – a new year, a new start, new goals and new experiences. At PrimeroEdge, 2017 is bringing a new event – Edge Summit. The inaugural Edge Summit, held April 6-7 in The Woodlands, Texas is a great opportunity to learn more about PrimeroEdge, learn more about hot topics […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments