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ServSafe Certified & Re-certified!

Foodservice staffs from several southern Minnesota districts recently attended ServSafe training classes led by Shelly Miller of NutriStudents K-12.

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Are Universal Meals the Future?

Hunger advocacy organizations, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and others lobby for free school meals for all kids.

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5 New Menu Weeks Shuffle the Deck

We’ve added 5 new menu weeks comprised of student favorites and a few new entrees upon special request.

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Use 20/21 budget for long-term benefits

Have a budget surplus this year? Subscribe to NutriStudents K-12 now to be able to do more with less in 2021/22. Tap into our library of student-approved, USDA-compliant menu weeks; time-saving tools; and stand-by professional support.

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Take the Guesswork Out of Commodities

Do you dread commodities’ season? Do you pull your hair out guessing how much of which commodities you’ll use next year? STOP. There is an easier way.

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First year FSDs gain peace of mind

When replacing retiring or departing foodservice directors, many districts have helped new FSDs succeed by subscribing to NutriStudents K-12. The plug-and-play, comprehensive system provides professional support and a safety net ensuring compliance, efficiency and budget integrity.

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Maintain Your ServSafe Certification

Director of Client Relations Shelly Miller helps foodservice pros achieve and maintain their ServSafe and Food Safety Manager certifications. Refresher class: March 26 in St. Clair, MN.

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CACFP Week raises awareness of critical meal program

CACFP Week, March 15-20, 2021, is a time to raise awareness for the CACFP and its role in combating hunger, educate kids and parents about the program, and teach kids about healthy eating.

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Break even with 5 add'l meals a day

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.

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7 School Nutrition Trends for 2021

Several trends have emerged from the COVID-19 era that will shape school nutrition programs in 2021 and beyond.

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Grocery Menus Simplify SFSP service

Grocery menus meet USDA guidelines for the SFSP and simplify distance-learning school meals.

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Celebrating breakfast during a pandemic

National School Breakfast Week (March 8-12) might look differently this year but it's still worth celebrating.

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3 Free Menu Days for NSLP/SSO, SFSP

We've made available 3 free menu days for NSLP/SSO and SFSP to help mix up your menus.

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Convincing parents to take school meals

Our latest issue of Cafeteria Connection helps parents understand free school meals are for all families and help both your school and busy parents.

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Build compliant breakfast menus in minutes

Our Breakfast Menu Builder helps busy FSDs build an entire year of SBP menus in minutes. Literally!

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NutriStudents K-12 adds sales rep

Seasoned sales executive Nancy White will help bring NutriStudents K-12 to more districts.

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Congrats, Joyce Swenson!

Congratulations to our friend, Joyce Swenson, on your retirement.

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Fill the Holiday-Meal Gap

Meet students’ nutritional needs and boost your bottom line with holiday meals.

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Get a customized pictorial menu

Attract interest in your school meals with a customized pictorial calendar menu created by NutriStudents K-12.

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Happy Holidays from NutriStudents K-12

Sending gratitude and heartfelt thanks this holiday season and always.

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New Cafeteria Connection: Safely Store, Prepare Distance Learning Meals

FREE SUBSCRIPTION: The latest issue of Cafeteria Connection helps ensure meals consumed at home are stored and heated properly.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for you!

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Holiday Meal is Special Treat

Offer your students our holiday menu day as a special treat during these uncertain times.

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New Cafeteria Connection: School Meal Safety

FREE SUBSCRIPTION: The latest issue of Cafeteria Connection helps parents understand school meals are safe.

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BTS Guide Helps In Shift to Distance Learning

Need help shifting to hybrid or distance learning? Download our free Back-to-School Guide – it’s not just for back-to-school!

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Resources to support your marketing

Schools' cries for help are being heard. Here are several "grab & go" marketing tools to #SupportSchoolMeals.

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Ensure a successful admin review

If you’re due for your USDA Administrative Review this year, take advantage of our support to ensure it's a success.

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Marketing to boost participation

COVID-19 has dramatically affected school meal participation. Time to step up your marketing with these resources from NutriStudents K-12.

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Tips for improving participation

School meal participation is down significantly since COVID struck. Here are a few ideas to help you feed more students.

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Mobilize your marketing

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.

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Roll Out the Red Carpet for NSLW

Especially this year, school lunch is worth celebrating during National School Lunch Week, October 12-16.

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Tap into a 40-week menu rotation today

Imagine a 40-week menu rotation! Weeks 31-40 were created specifically for COVID-19 service.

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Free resources for fall

With the USDA’s extension of several waivers, schools can continue using summer meal guidelines to feed students this fall. Tap into our free menus.

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Free Resource: Back-to-School Guide

We’re continuing our support of school nutrition programs during COVID-19 with our new FREE Back-to-School Guide, now available for download.

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Inspirational Messages to Share with Kids

Let your scholars know how much you care and miss them by sharing some of these short messages in their meals.

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Offer Extended! Pay No Set Up Fee!

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.

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