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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 […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Blog, News, Policy|41 Comments

5 Food Trends for 2017

The holidays are over and the New Year is here! Let’s kick off 2017 by taking a look at 5 food trends nationwide that might just find a place in your school nutrition program.

Bigger, Badder Breakfast

Restaurants across the country are now offering all-day long breakfast options. Breakfast for breakfast, lunch and dinner no […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 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

PEP Talks | 022 | Food Service Fusion

In part 2 of Michael Rosenberger’s interview, we explore the importance of creating familiar flavor profiles, share some savory recipes and give you a rundown on what you should be doing to get ready for summer feeding

Part 2 of 2 part interview.

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Meet Michael
Irving ISD Food & Nutrition Department
Sample Breakfast Cart […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Blog, Podcast|0 Comments

Smart Snack Attack: How to Choose the Perfect Snack Options for Your Students

Do your kids just love snacks? Do you find that Smart Snacks sell out faster than main dishes in your child nutrition program? Do your students get excited when new snacks find their way to your program?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you’re not alone! We learn from author Gillean Barkyoumb, […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Blog, Nutrition|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

PEP Talks | 021 | All About Breakfast

Michael Rosenberger, Director of Food & Nutrition Services, Irving ISD (TX) shares how he revamped his breakfast program to achieve more than 60% participation and how you can do it too.

Part 1 of 2 part interview.

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Meet Michael
Irving ISD Food & Nutrition Department
Sample Breakfast Cart Announcement

By |November 30th, 2016|Blog, Podcast|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.

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

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog, Podcast|1 Comment

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|2 Comments