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Trends In K-12 Nutrition

In a world of constantly changing trends and evolving food tastes, schools need to be regularly innovating and staying ahead of trends in order to attract more food-conscious students.

Here are some of the latest K-12 nutrition trends that schools have been paying attention to and implementing in order to boost participation.
There’s An App For That
It’s […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Blog, Nutrition, Operations|4 Comments

Sparking The Future

The School Nutrition Association’s 2017 Annual National Conference (ANC) is fast approaching and here at PrimeroEdge, we’re bringing the heat to Hot-lanta. In 2016, we introduced a first for school nutrition software with SchoolCafé Menus at our Big Reveal sessions.

Instead of having schools rely on multiple software or paper menus, we created an all-in-one mobile […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Blog, Nutrition, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

Fuel Up to Play 60 Helps Schools Get Students Healthy and Active

For school nutrition programs, wellness is a priority. Their students – and their students’ health – drive what they do. The problem: getting students to take an active role in their health. Many schools face the dilemma of, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”.

Luckily schools have a powerful […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, Nutrition, Operations, Policy|0 Comments

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

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|4 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

This February Make Your Heart Your Valentine

Last week, President Donald Trump proclaimed February 2017 as American Heart Month. In the proclamation, President Trump briefly discusses progress made due to scientific research and advancements in technology to treat and prevent heart attacks and strokes.The proclamation concludes with a call to action, encouraging Americans to wear red in order to emphasize the significance […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Nutrition|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

Marketing Your Cafeteria to Generation Z – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

Webbies – Marketing Your Cafeteria To Generation Z

Did you know that Generation Z makes up 25% of the population? That their attention span lasts only 8 seconds? That 32% of them prefer Instagram when it comes to social media? Who is Generation Z, and how can you effectively market your child nutrition […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog, Event, Nutrition, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

More Nutrition and Less Waste in Cafeterias

Be Smart- Less Waste and More Nutrition in Cafeteria (1)

What if kids independently made the healthy choices for their own nutrition while at school?
We can dream… right?

It turns out, healthier nutrition comes with choice and some smart cafeteria feng shui.
If there’s anything the advent of social media and the […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog, Nutrition, Operations|0 Comments