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The Simplest Ways to Combat Rising Food Costs

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 […]

By |October 20th, 2017|General, Operations|0 Comments

We want YOUR photos for our holiday blog!

How does your child nutrition program celebrate Halloween or Fall Harvest? Any fun menu items, decorations, costumes or signage? Show us your photos from last year, or this year!

We’d love to share your spooky/fall-themed menu choices, recipes, decoration and signage ideas, and costumes with our blog readers! Send in your photos from previous years (or this […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Blog, Fun|0 Comments

5 Quick Steps for Disaster Planning

By |September 27th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

Innovative Mobile Serving Solutions

Information provided by Gayle Swain and Laurance Anderson’s MNSNA presentation, “Mobile Serving 2.0.”

Meal serving periods and other cafeteria logistics can cause challenges in your food service program. A typical U.S. school lunch period is only 15-30 minutes, and when long lines are present, students have even less time to eat. Many solutions focus on […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Breakfast in the Classroom? Try Breakfast in the Hallway.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s why breakfast in the classroom programs are becoming more popular around the country. Irving ISD in Texas has taken it to the next level with their “Beyond the Cafeteria” initiative. They introduced hallway buffet carts and grab-and-go carts for breakfast, rather […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Understanding and Managing Professional Standards – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

In case you missed it the first time – our content specialist Harib Massu is back and ready to help you 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 right people and watch magic happen, […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Event|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

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