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A new nationwide survey of 1,368 school foodservice directors from the School Nutrition Association (SNA) released last week revealed serious concerns for the upcoming school…
Nationwide survey of school foodservice directors anticipates continued challenges from the pandemic. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/sna-survey-reflects-worry-coming-school-year/


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And the winners are…

Jul 02, 2021

Category: School Food

After a year and a half of Zoom meetings, virtual conferences, and social distancing, it’s so refreshing to hit the road once again and reconnect with you at a few state-level…
Announcing two new winners for free, one-year subscriptions to NutriStudents K-12 from SNA conferences in Iowa and Wisconsin! https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/and-winners-are/


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With so much focus on student academic achievement, it may feel like time has been whittled away from the lunch period in favor of more instructional time in the classroom.…
New research suggests school-age children eat more fruits and vegetables when given more time during lunch periods to eat. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/time-eat-making-time-school-lunch/


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Category: School Food

Thank you to everyone who entered our drawing for a free one-year subscription to NutriStudents K-12 by sharing your summer contact information with us. Our winner is: Kim…
The winner of our recent drawing for a free one-year subscription to NutriStudents K-12 is Seminole County Public Schools https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/seminole-county-schools-wins/


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Adena Local Schools

Jun 15, 2021

Category: School Food

Thank you to everyone who entered our drawing for a one-year-free subscription to NutriStudents K-12 in May. Our winner is: Tonyia Hyland Foodservice Director Adena Local School…
The winner of our May giveaway for a free one-year subscription to NutriStudents K-12 is the Adena Local School District in Frankfort, Ohio. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/adena-local-schools/


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Plan for 21-22 Now!

May 17, 2021

Category: School Food

SY20/21 was crazy. Changing USDA waivers, social distancing guidelines, safety protocols, distance and hybrid learning and eating. We know you’re exhausted and looking forward to…
Planning 21/22 school lunch menus is simple with NutriStudents K-12. Do it today to save time and stress at the beginning of the year. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/plan-21-22-now/


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Category: School Food

Allergen-Free Menu Full of Flavor According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 13 children have a food allergy. That’s about 8 percent of…
Food allergies are on the rise. CDC resources and the NutriStudents K-12 allergen-free menu can help. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/cdc-offers-food-allergies-toolkit/


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Category: School Food

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, millions of families were suddenly struggling to put food on the table. Providing consistent meals to their children was no longer as easy…
Hunger advocacy organizations, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and others lobby for free school meals for all kids. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/are-universal-meals-future/


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Category: School Food

There are lots of sources for individual school lunch recipes. The hard part of building out a menu rotation is putting those individual recipes into days and then into weeks that…
We’ve added 5 new menu weeks comprised of student favorites and a few new entrees upon special request. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/5-new-menu-weeks-shuffle-deck/


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Tags : NSLP, School lunch


Category: School Food

Need hard numbers to justify subscribing to NutriStudents K-12? Want to know the financial ROI from NutriStudents K-12? Consider in a normal school year: It takes just 5…
In a normal school year, clients report participation increases of 10% or more after starting with NutriStudents K-12. Just five additional meals a day is all that’s needed to cover the cost of a monthly subscription. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/breakeven-5-additional-meals/


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Category: School Food

There’s no doubt COVID-19 has reshaped child nutrition programs for the foreseeable future. Since March 2020, foodservice directors have had to adapt nearly every aspect of their…
Several trends have emerged from the COVID-19 era that will shape school nutrition programs in 2021 and beyond. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/7-school-nutrition-trends-2021/


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Category: School Food

COVID-19 Emergency Menus COVID-19 Foodservice Guide 3 Free Menu Days Cafeteria Connection Subscription Grocery menus have been called the "secret sauce" to COVID-19 meal…
Grocery menus meet USDA guidelines for the SFSP and simplify distance-learning school meals. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/grocery-menus-simplify-sfsp-service/


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Category: School Food

  Byers Public School District Case Study Now available: 40-Week Rotation COVID-19 Foodservice Guide FAQs Do your lunch menus, whether for in-school service or…
We've made available 3 free menu days for NSLP/SSO and SFSP to help mix up your menus. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/3-free-menu-days-nslpsso-sfsp/


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Tags : Menus, NSLP, SFSP, COVID-19, SSO


Category: School Food

COVID-19 Emergency Menus COVID-19 Foodservice Guide Cafeteria Connection Subscription General Mills "Support School Meals" Resources No Kid Hungry School Meal Toolkit    …
Our latest issue of Cafeteria Connection helps parents understand free school meals are for all families and help both your school and busy parents. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/convincing-parents-take-school-meals/


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Category: School Food

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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Category: School Food

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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Category: School Food

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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Category: School Food

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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Category: School Food

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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