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Schools' cries over lagging participation are being heard by associations and manufacturers. Here are several "grab & go" marketing tools to help increase participation. If you…
Schools' cries for help are being heard. Here are several "grab & go" marketing tools to #SupportSchoolMeals. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/resources-support-your-marketing/


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COVID-19 has dramatically affected school meal participation. We recently posted ideas for changes you could make to help boost participation, including marketing, which is more…
COVID-19 has dramatically affected school meal participation. Time to step up your marketing with these resources from NutriStudents K-12. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/marketing-boost-participation/


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Across the country, school meal participation is down significantly since COVID struck. Your participation may be down so much that you might be panicking. COVID-19 has changed…
School meal participation is down significantly since COVID struck. Here are a few ideas to help you feed more students. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/tips-improving-participation/


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Category: School Food

COVID-19 has placed tremendous financial strain on school meal programs. While schools across the country valiantly continued feeding kids when schools shut down, participation…
SNA’s editorial supplement, “It’s Time to Mobilize Your Marketing,” sponsored by NutriStudents K-12, stresses the importance of marketing school meals during COVID-19 operations. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/mobilize-your-marketing/


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Do you sense already that your menu rotation may not hold students’ interest through the fall? Are you stretched thin with menus for multiple service models, such as meals in the…
Imagine a 40-week menu rotation! Weeks 31-40 were created specifically for COVID-19 service. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/tap-40-week-menu-rotation-today/


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Need more support? We offer: A full 40-week rotation of USDA-compliant lunch menus Both hot and cold lunch options Scalable recipes Daily and weekly compliance reports…
We’re continuing our support of school nutrition programs during COVID-19 with our new FREE Back-to-School Guide, now available for download. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/free-resource-back-school-guide/


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Category: School Food

Let your scholars know how much you care and miss them by sharing some of these short messages in their meals: Love yourself enough to eat your broccoli. You do not find the…
Let your scholars know how much you care and miss them by sharing some of these short messages in their meals. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/inspirational-message-share-kids/


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Category: School Food

The closer the start of the 20-21 school year gets, the more School Nutrition Programs (SNP) that don’t currently have a defined service model will be under the gun to serve…
The closer SY20-21 gets, the more foodservice programs without a defined service model will need NutriStudents K-12 to respond quickly to emerging guidance. Pay no set up fee thru 8/10. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/offer-extended-pay-no-set-fee/


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Category: School Food

You need be prepared for most anything and everything this fall. Meals could be served in the cafeteria on a limited basis or delivered to classrooms. Some schools will continue…
We're expanding our NSLP menus and including more cold menu weeks that are perfect for grab-and-go and in-class service. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/10-new-nslp-menu-weeks-out-fall/


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Category: School Food

July 1, when the application period for free and reduced-price school lunches opens, is an important date for schools. Your school’s percentage of free and reduced students can…
Your school’s percentage of free and reduced students can impact your eligibility for state and federal programs as well as grant opportunities. Get applications out starting July 1. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/free-reduced-application-window-opens-july-1/


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Free menus meet USDA meal pattern guidelines for Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option We’ve already had hundreds of school…
We're pleased to extend a free COVID-19 Emergency Menu to districts offering meals through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/free-covid-menus-schools/


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Category: School Food

The response to our free COVID-19 Emergency Menu (see introductory blog post) has been amazing. Schools across the country have taken advantage of our offer during this time of…
Thanks to a partnership with America’s dairy farm families, we’ve added another week of cold lunch meals to our FREE COVID-19 menu. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/free-covid-19-menu-adds-week/


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Category: School Food

Simple spices make this pork recipe simple to prepare and delicious to eat. You can also use pork from your USDA Foods to help your budget go further. Student Count: 100 Age…
Simple spices make this Asian Baked Pork recipe simple to prepare and delicious to eat. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/make-asian-baked-pork/


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Category: School Food

Verndale ISD #818 capitalized on the theme of National School Breakfast Week, "School Breakfast - Out of this World!" to promote the benefits for school breakfast. Students were…
Verndale ISD #818 capitalized on the theme of National School Breakfast Week, "School Breakfast - Out of this World!". https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/verndales-nsbw20-was-out-world/


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Category: School Food

School gardens have become great hands-on learning labs for many schools today. While growing food that may be used in school cafeterias, students also learn about the origins of…
School gardens have become great hands-on learning labs for many schools today. If you're considering one, here's some help to get you started. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/planning-school-garden/


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Category: School Food

Are students growing tired of your standard chicken recipes? Try our Chicken Fajita Spaghetti! The recipes below are for K-8. Download the recipe, nutritional data and…
Are students growing tired of your standard chicken recipes? Try our Chicken Fajita Spaghetti! Get the free recipes and accompanying reports now. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/make-chicken-fajita-spaghetti/


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#NSBW20 is March 2-8

Jan 14, 2020

Category: School Food

National School Breakfast Week 2020 (#NSBW20) is around the corner! Join schools across the country in promoting the health and academic benefits of school breakfast. The School…
Join schools across the country in marking National School Breakfast Week 2020 (#NSBW20). https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/nsbw20-march-2-8/


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Category: School Food

As we mentioned in this blog post, our 7-day menus have many exclusive entrees you won't find on our 4-day or 5-day menus. The Beef Breakfast Skillet is one example of the…
As we mentioned on our blog recently, our 7-day menus have many exclusive entrees you won't find on our 4-day or 5-day menus. The Beef Breakfast Skillet is one example of the breakfast-for-lunch recipes you'll find on the 7-day menu. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/make-beef-breakfast-skillet/


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Category: School Food

Those of you running 4-day and 5-day programs, we want to let you in on a secret. Did you know you can find new entrees to sub into your menus weeks on our 7-day menus? That's…
Our menus for 7-day programs have entrees not offered on our 4-day or 5-day menus. Even if you're not a 7-day program, you can tap into these menu days for added variety. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/tap-7-day-menu-new-menu-days/


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Make This: Beef Pho

Nov 07, 2019

Category: School Food

A traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho may seem a little adventurous for some but it's really a dish comprised of everyday ingredients that students love. Give it a try! You…
A traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho may seem a little adventurous for some but it's really a dish comprised of everyday ingredients that students love. Give it a try! https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/make-beef-pho/


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