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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

Build an All-Star Roster

With the 2016-17 school year nearing an end and the sweet sound of summer around the corner, I’m sure you’re looking forward to a well-deserved break. But, as we all know, summer seems to come and go in the blink of an eye—with many school nutrition staff members choosing to stay on a permanent vacation. […]

By |May 9th, 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