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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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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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