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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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|1 Comment

How To: Host a Successful Taste Test in Your Child Nutrition Program

So…you want to introduce a new food into your child nutrition program, but you’re not quite sure how to do it. It’s a gamble, when you really think about it. Maybe you’ll add a new food or dish to your serving line and the kids will really love it! Or…maybe you’ll add that food to […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Blog, Fun, Operations|2 Comments