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Intro to Composition: Food Photography and Menus

Learn about the rules of composition and get more creative to create eye-catching photographs for your school's published menus.
By |May 23rd, 2017|Blog, General|0 Comments

Track & Succeed With Professional Standards

Consider the disadvantages of not prioritizing Professional Standards in child nutrition past –  being chewed out by the next in line, or being exposed by disclosed administrative review summations at the end of your audits.

Although no fiscal action is associated with noncompliance, state agencies are required to provide the necessary support to ensure that goals […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Blog|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

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

Sonny Per-Who?

Donald Trump marked his 100th day at President of the United States on April 29, 2017. Some notable tasks accomplished in these first 100 days in office include the naming of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, as well as introducing an outline of a tax reform. But one decision made under Trump’s supervision […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Eat with your Eyes – Food Photography and Menu Publishing

Ever wonder what a picture can do for your cafeteria?

Visuals are everywhere in the fast paced world we live in today, and they can make or break your marketing efforts in the cafeteria. Districts across the nation are using menu publishing tools to market their cafeteria offerings and increase participation. Photographs are a huge tool […]

By |April 8th, 2017|Blog, Fun, General, Technology|0 Comments

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 |March 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Celebrate Be Kind Day on March 9

After encountering a lack of inclusiveness from children at school, Colin’s mother Jennifer posted an appeal on Facebook which has since gone viral. In 2014, Jennifer asked America to become one of “Colin’s Friends” and wish him a happy birthday. Within days over 80,000 cards and gifts poured into their local post office for Colin… and they keep […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Blog, Fun|1 Comment

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

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