We’ve reached the last week in my blog series on how to save money by cutting costs in various areas of your nutrition operation. If you missed any of my previous posts, be sure to check them out at the links below. You’re sure to find a tip or two that you can begin employing […]
Think about how much money you plan to spend on third-party food vendor orders this year. Even simpler, think how much money you’ve already spent in SY 2015-2016 with these vendors. Now, as you’re running through the vendor names in your head, are any of the foods you bought from them also available from USDA […]
Some days, do you feel like your nutrition program is hemorrhaging money? All that food waste and lack of efficiencies is enough to drive a School Nutrition Director mad!
Fortunately, there are a few things that you can employ to help you cut costs in your school foodservice operation. The more money you can save, the […]
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 […]
Have you ever had a poor manager oversee you at some point during your career? For most of us, running into a bad egg along our professional path is quite common, and I would argue, almost inevitable.
In my personal experience, having a bad boss helped improve my own career, by witnessing firsthand how NOT to […]
School is back in session, and with a new school year brings the pain of slow, long lunch lines. Students are back from the summer break. Some children are new to your district. Others moved from elementary to middle school, where the nutrition program operates differently.
Yet, one of the most common causes of slow lunch […]
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 by Jaren ScottEmbarking on the journey of overhauling your cafeteria does not have to be a daunting task. Don’t know where to start? Take a look at these best practices that are easy to implement and will immediately kick start your cafeteria makeover.
Recess before Lunch
Sending students to recess before lunch allows them to […]
I can help your school district save potentially thousands of dollars each year!
It’s a simple solution – and no, I’m not some insanely gifted, school nutrition cost-cutting wizard! I’m just your average school nutrition professional who has done some research here and there on how to lower program costs and drive higher participation and revenues. […]
Obesity in American youth of the 21st century has become an epidemic, which is quickly spreading worldwide. The effects of obesity include many health disorders such as heart disease and diabetes. The most important question parents, teachers, researchers and administrators ask is “How can we reduce childhood obesity?” Schools nationwide are beginning to implement new […]