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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

SchoolCafé: Go Mobile with Online Apps – A PrimeroEdge Webbie

Maybe you joined us for our first “unveiling” of SchoolCafé – the innovative mobile app designed to connect parents and students with their cafeterias. Since then, SchoolCafé has been updated to serve you even better! SchoolCafé makes it easier than ever for parents to apply for eligibility benefits from their mobile devices, and assists child nutrition […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Event|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

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 went viral. In 2014, Jennifer asked America to become one of “Colin’s Friends” and wish him a happy birthday. Since then, over 80,000 cards and gifts poured into their local post office for Colin…and they keep coming […]

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

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

Students Hop on a Blender Bike to Create Their Own Smoothies

Perhaps you’ve heard of some schools implementing bicycle desks – the FitDesks with built-in pedals designed to keep students active while also helping “work off some of the nervous energy that can keep them from focusing in the classroom.” But students at Mary A. White Elementary are using bikes in a new way that engages […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Blog, Fun, Nutrition|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

Celebrating Halloween and the Fall Harvest in Your Child Nutrition Program

With October comes cooler temperatures, pumpkins, corn mazes, hay rides…and Halloween! This holiday is celebrated across the country, with scary movies, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and costume parties. With all the games, decorations and candy that any student could dream of, it’s no wonder that kids love celebrating Halloween. Celebrating this special holiday in your child […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Blog, Fun|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