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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 |April 17th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

There Are No Free Lunches in America

The myth of Free Lunch is pervasive in America.

So much so, that the idea that the federal government will always “take care of the children” gives us all a false sense of security. For parents, their security comes from thinking their child won’t go hungry at school. For professionals in the industry, their security comes from […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

The Melting Pot of Your Cafeteria – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

With constant evolution of your cafeteria’s demographic, are you marketing your message effectively? In this webbie, you’ll learn how to build an effective marketing and communication strategy custom-tailored to serve your unique audience. You’ll also take home the tools necessary to deliver unified messaging across multiple cultural, communication and language barriers to prevent your cafeteria’s melting […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Event|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

Smart Snack Attack: How to Choose the Perfect Snack Options for Your Students

Do your kids just love snacks? Do you find that Smart Snacks sell out faster than main dishes in your child nutrition program? Do your students get excited when new snacks find their way to your program?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you’re not alone! We learn from author Gillean Barkyoumb, […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Blog, Nutrition|0 Comments

Spreading the Word Without Breaking the Bank – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

Most child nutrition programs aim to increase participation, but are forced to operate on a shoestring budget. Because of this, it’s easy for child nutrition professionals to let their marketing efforts take a backseat to other important financial obligations.

In this PrimeroEdge webbie, you’ll learn why marketing is crucial for increasing participation and involvement with your child […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Event|0 Comments

USDA Professional Standards for Child Nutrition Training – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

In this webbie, you’ll learn how to effectively track and manage all educational and professional requirements for the professionals in your state, district, or school. Put the right tools in the hands of the right people and watch magic happen with user-friendly and ABSOLUTELY FREE software from PrimeroEdge. No catch – we pinky promise.

Please join us […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Event|0 Comments

How To: Host a Successful Taste Test in Your Child Nutrition Program

So…you want to introduce a new food into your child nutrition program, but you’re not quite sure how to do it. It’s a gamble, when you really think about it. Maybe you’ll add a new food or dish to your serving line and the kids will really love it! Or…maybe you’ll add that food to […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Blog, Fun, Operations|2 Comments

Eat Your Greens! How to Get Kids Excited About Veggies

Since the beginning of time, parents and child nutrition professionals alike have struggled to get children to eat their vegetables. All kinds of tactics have been employed in order for children to understand the importance of veggies in their diet. They see brightly-colored charts signifying which foods make up a healthy plate, they get stickers […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Blog, Fun, Operations|0 Comments

Handling Sticky Situations in Your Child Nutrition Program

Let’s face it: in child nutrition – or any industry, really – it’s inevitable that there will be times that trying your best to be positive and run your program smoothly still won’t stop bad things from happening. When it comes to being an effective communicator in child nutrition, there are a few sticky situations […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments