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

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

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

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

The New Kids In Class – Part 4: Millennial Parents

In the final chapter of The New Kids In Class we’ll look at Millennial parents and how they raise Generation Z students. A whopping 80% of annual U.S. births come from Millennial parents and that number will only go up in the coming years. As no real surprise, Millennials differ drastically from Generation X or […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Blog, Nutrition, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

The New Kids In Class – Part 2: Digital Natives

In part 1 on The New Kids In Class we looked at the latest generation entering schools: Generation Z. For part 2, we’ll discover why Gen Z are also known by the name ‘Digital Natives’.

First coined by Marc Prensky in his book “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” in 2001, the name describes students who have grown […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Blog, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

The Power of Student Engagement In The Cafeteria

A cafeteria is an area schools serve students. Kids come in, they pay for their lunch that has been predetermined, and then they leave. At least, that’s how some see the school cafeteria. What’s missed, however, in this interpretation is the key ingredient for any cafeteria – the students.

Students are the customers for school nutrition […]

By |July 26th, 2016|Blog, Operations, Technology|2 Comments


Article was updated: October 17th, 2016

Get ready to tweet, like, share, and follow – all while hashtagging of course – because today, June 30th, marks Social Media Day. What started out as AOL Instant Messenger and Myspace has now blossomed into sharing cat videos and people posting photos of meals to Instagram. You know, real […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Blog, Fun, Technology|0 Comments

Yes We Scan! Using Inventory Scanning in Your School Nutrition Program

Managing inventory is an ongoing process that almost every school nutrition professional dreads. But, as Amanda mentioned in a previous post, physical inventory counts are absolutely necessary to ensure that processes in your school nutrition program run smoothly.

If you’re tired of spending a lot of time and effort with the old inventory management method – […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog, Technology|0 Comments