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Higher Verification Response Rates: In 3 Easy Steps

Verification tends to pose one main challenge: there isn’t enough time, and usually, you’re out of ideas or resources on how to maximize the little of the few that you do have.

Luckily, there are ways to stretch your resources even further, and ways to encourage parents to submit responses. In this blog, we’ve broken down the best ways […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

The Search for New School Nutrition Software, in Five Steps

Our world is rapidly evolving into a purely digital environment, and as you know, school nutrition is following. Forget the stone age of paper records for menu planning, meal counts and eligibility applications – modern school nutrition operations run on data-driven decisions fueled by the use of technology.

But how do you select the correct technology […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Blog, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

The Simplest Ways to Combat Rising Food Costs

More money, please.

With the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) in 2010, school food became much healthier for our growing youth. Unfortunately, healthier food doesn’t cost the same as its less healthy counterparts. In some ways, I understand why. Higher quality products, whether you’re shopping in a department store or a grocery […]

By |October 20th, 2017|General, Operations|0 Comments

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

5 Quick Steps for Disaster Planning

By |September 27th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

Debunking the “Raisin Theory” – How to Engage Parents to Drive Participation

“I don’t want to eat in the cafeteria. All they serve is raisins.”

These are actual words that Deborah Seelinger of the Minnesota Parent Teacher Association heard from her son – thus developing what we’ll call the “Raisin Theory.” Surely that’s not true, though – right?

School meals are required by law to be healthy and balanced. School nutrition […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog, Operations|2 Comments

Social Media Tips To Boost Participation

Encouraging students to participate in your school nutrition program is a continuous struggle that requires adapting to new marketing techniques. One marketing trend that has exploded in the past few years – to the point of almost being a requirement – is social media. Virtually all students are on one form of social media, so schools […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Fun, Operations, Technology|0 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

How Are You Valuing Your Commodities?

If you’ve been following my cost-cutting blog series, you’ve probably picked up a few tips for saving money in your child nutrition program. In the first blog, we discussed four tips, including streamlining labor tracking and implementing e-Marketing. In the second blog, four more tips were offered, including trimming the menu and practicing invoice reconciliation.

In […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Blog, Inventory, Operations|2 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