As we wander further into winter, frosty weather is typically a seasonal theme. With most schools heading into the holiday break, the question of what to do with surplus food might be on your mind. The weather outside may be frightful, but freezing certain foods could be more so. Take a gander our unlucky 7 […]
Some days, do you feel like your nutrition program is hemorrhaging money? All that food waste and lack of efficiencies is enough to drive a School Nutrition Director mad!
Fortunately, there are a few things that you can employ to help you cut costs in your school foodservice operation. The more money you can save, the […]
My loyal inventory readers – the time has come. We are at the final post in this inventory series that I’ve been publishing every Tuesday for several months now. Let’s all take a moment and shed a tear! I hope you have enjoyed traveling through the school nutrition inventory process with me, and I […]
We’re nearing the conclusion of our blog series on inventory management for your school nutrition program, but we’re not quite done yet! We still have 2 more weeks of informative posts with helpful tips to enhance your school nutrition operation and make sure your leadership is helping it reach the highest of heights!
So far in […]
Food waste has been a hot topic in school food service for quite some time now. Ever since the release and implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) in 2010, people have been sounding off on how the new regulations affect their district’s nutrition program.
In one camp, there are those who feel strongly that […]
Recalls. A word that sparks fear and agony in the mind of a school nutrition professional. When you hear of a new recall announced, you immediately ask yourself (in a semi-panicky manner), “Does this affect my program?” “Did some of my schools serve the recall product?” “Have there been any reported illness outbreaks?” “Where do […]
In last week’s installment of “Inventory with Amanda” (Hey, we might as well give this series a name right? Better late than never…), we discussed the necessary evil that occurs in all of our school nutrition operations – conducting physical inventory counts. *Shudder* It’s a time consuming, tedious process that is essential to keeping your […]
Today, we’re talking about the dreaded evil that every school nutrition director, cook, and staffer loves to hate but has to do – physical inventory counts. Argh! We all hate doing them, yet we tolerate the tedious, time consuming nature of physical inventory counts, because we understand their essential role within our operation.
Hopefully you’re very […]
Did you enjoy “nerding-out” with me in last week’s post about organizing your warehouse operation? I wasn’t kidding when I said the topic of organization was a good one – and one that can bring tons of benefit to your school nutrition program when designed properly.
Last week, I covered the importance of making a warehouse […]