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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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10 New NSLP Menu Weeks Out by Fall

We're expanding our NSLP menus and including more cold menu weeks that are perfect for grab-and-go and in-class service.

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Free & Reduced Application Window Opens July 1

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.

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Be ready for anything this fall

Many FSDs are playing through multiple scenarios for the fall, not knowing which will prevail. NutriStudents K-12 can help you respond swiftly to whatever fall may bring. The $1,995 set-up fee is being waived through 7/10.

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Celebrating #FrontLineHeroes on #SLHD

In honor of School Lunch Hero Day, Friday, May 1, we say THANK YOU to our school nutrition heroes serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response to help kids in need.

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Free COVID Menus for SSO

We're pleased to extend a free COVID-19 Emergency Menu to districts offering meals through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

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Free COVID-19 Menu Adds Week

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.

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Congrats to Newly Elected SNA Leaders

SNA members recently elected its incoming leaders, including Lori Adkins as vice president.

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Talking to Kids about COVID-19

What do you say to confused young people about the coronavirus?

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Free COVID-19 Emergency Menu

To help schools in the event of closing, NutriStudents K-12 is making publicly available – free to all – a COVID-19 Emergency Menu.

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Make This: Asian Baked Pork

Simple spices make this Asian Baked Pork recipe simple to prepare and delicious to eat.

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Verndale's NSBW20 was Out of This World

Verndale ISD #818 capitalized on the theme of National School Breakfast Week, "School Breakfast - Out of this World!".

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Plan now to offer summer meals

Summer will be here soon. Help minimize hunger for low-income kids by participating in the Summer Food Service Program or the Seamless Summer Option.

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Planning a School Garden

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.

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Fuel Up to Play Funds Wellness Initiatives

Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to lead healthier lives by engaging in wellness activities. Apply for grants to support your initiatives Feb. 26-April 8.

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Tools Updated, Now Google Compatible

The tools in our Toolbox have been updated, with some now available on the Google platform.

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NutriStudents K-12 Team Expands

NutriStudents K-12 is thrilled to welcome Rebekah Harvell to our team as an executive assistant.

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Action for Healthy Kids Grants Period Opens

Grant application window now open through April 3, 2020.

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Participate in CACFP Week March 15-21

National CACFP Week helps raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) works to combat hunger by bringing healthy foods to children in child care centers, homes, and after-school programs as well as adults in day care.

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Make This: Chicken Fajita Spaghetti

Are students growing tired of your standard chicken recipes? Try our Chicken Fajita Spaghetti! Get the free recipes and accompanying reports now.

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Commodities Season is Coming

Districts will soon order commodity foods for 2020-2021. Our Commodities Forecasting Calculator can help you order accurately.

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#NSBW20 is March 2-8

Join schools across the country in marking National School Breakfast Week 2020 (#NSBW20).

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Make This: Beef Breakfast Skillet

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.

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7-Day Menu is Treasure Trove of Entrees

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.

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Join us at the Natl Conference on Education

If your school/district administrators will be attending the National Conference on Education, encourage them to stop by booth 840 or to email Amanda Craig at amanda@NutriStudentsK-12.com to schedule an appointment.

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Sourcewell Members Gain Confidence Running Successful Foodservice

Many districts in central Minnesota have found help running efficient, USDA-compliant foodservice programs through Sourcewell, a cooperative purchasing organization serving over 50,000 nonprofit and public agency members nationally.

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Survey Responses Inform System Development, Training

NutriStudents K-12 recently conducted a survey of client districts to gain a better understanding of the technology used in schools. The responses received will help us plan future system enhancements and provide a consistently positive client experience.

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Make This: Chicken Satay

Asian flavors have grown in popularity in American culture and restaurants. Chicken Satay, similar to the recipe on NutriStudents K-12 weeks 10 and 30, is simply grilled meat (generally skewered) with a flavorful sauce.

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SCSC-Member Districts Get Smooth Start

Districts belonging to the South Central Service Cooperative have reported greater ease in operating their foodservice programs this year thanks to the co-op's partnership with NutriStudents K-12.

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Need Training? Start Here

Keeping a school kitchen running smoothly and safely takes attention to details, practice and training. Some training is required by the USDA and Department of Health regulations; other training can help you grow your program and your career.

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