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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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Make This: Beef Pho

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!

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Allergen-Free Menu Full of Flavor

NutriStudents K-12 gives scholars with food allergies delicious options at mealtimes with our special menu that eliminates seven of the most common allergens: dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, fish/shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts.

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Photo Gallery: MI SNA Show

NutriStudents K-12 met many hard-working school nutrition professionals this past weekend in Traverse City, Michigan, for the Michigan SNA Annual Conference and Expo.

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Share Tables Reduce Waste, Satisfy Hungry

Share tables are an excellent way for child nutrition programs to reduce food waste and help hungry kids get their fill.

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Special Thanksgiving Menu Day Added

Recognize the most food-centered holiday on the U.S. calendar with a special Thanksgiving-themed lunch! We've created a menu day comprised of traditional dishes, and, of course, provided recipes and reports to make it easy to treat your students.

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Don't miss out on over 50% off!

Our fall promotion can save you more than 50% off our one time set-up fee! We still have room to add several more districts to this year’s program under this discounted price.

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Enter to Win at Upcoming Trade Show

Stop by our booth at a fall trade show to learn about our fall promotion offering over 50% off our set up fee and to enter to win a one-year subscription for free!

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Make This: Sloppy Joe Mac

Sloppy Joe Mac, featured on NutriStudents K-12 menu week 20, takes a fresh twist on a student favorite by swapping out the WG component.

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Just In: New Issue of Cafeteria Connection

New issue of Cafeteria Connection, our newsletter for your parents, highlights ways districts broaden appeal of school lunch to hold students' interest all year.

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Photo Gallery: Fall School Visits

Shelly Miller, director of client relations, has been visiting schools this fall to help everyone make the most of the NutriStudents K-12 system and keep things running smoothly.

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30 Weeks of CACFP Menus Hit Primetime

Promising #MenuFreedom for CACFP programs, we've launched a library of 30 weeks of USDA-compliant lunch menus for child and adult care programs.

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Join in the F2S Month Fun!

October is Farm-to-School Month - a perfect time to teach students about the origins of their food and the benefits of locally produced and processed foods and ingredients.

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