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Visit Us At An Upcoming Trade Show

NutriStudents K-12 will be making the rounds at many trade shows in the coming months. Stop by for a demo!

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Redesigned Portal Launching This Summer

Our client portal is being redesigned for even simpler navigation, making menus and productivity tools more easily accessible.

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Coming Soon! New Menu Weeks

We'll be launching at least 10 new menu weeks in time for fall. Get a sneak peek!

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Make This: Italian Chicken Pasta

Our Italian Chicken Pasta combines multiple USDA Foods and rich red sauce topped with mozzarella cheese. It's a school lunch recipe to please!

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Tap into CEP to Feed All Kids

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools in low-income areas to provide free meals to all kids without income verification.

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June is National Dairy Month

Help raise awareness of dairy and its role in a healthy diet by observing National Dairy Month in June.

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No district too small

Congratulations to Diann Fuess, foodservice director for Agate School District #300, in Agate, Colorado! She is the lucky winner of our first quarter giveaway for one-year free of NutriStudents K-12.

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Make This: Cinco de Mayo special

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. If you're looking for a school lunch to mark the occasion, take advantage of our free menu day for Chicken Enchilada Nachos.

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Our menus surpass USDA guidelines

In December, the USDA made provisional flexibilities to school meals permanent. NutriStudents K-12 menus successfully met the 100% whole grain requirement prior to the temporary provision.

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Food Production Reports simplified!

Our new digitally editable FPR is super convenient for days when you offer a non-NutriStudents K-12 menu.

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Make This: Corn-errific Salad

NutriStudents K-12 Corn-Errific Salad is the perfect complement to many school lunch entrees and a flavorful substitute for steamed corn.

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It's not too early to plan for summer

Your school, summer camps and out-of-school enrichment programs can provide sound nutrition to kids in need this summer through the Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program.

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'Commodities First' menus equal savings

Our executive chef creates our school lunch menus with a "commodities first" mindset. Starting with available USDA Foods, she masterfully develops flavorful recipes that students will love. Using commodities first, NutriStudents K-12 menus can help you reduce your overall food costs.

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Common question: what about bag lunches?

We have had some clients asking about the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to bag lunches - those occasional meals provided to students when they're still in the care of your school/district but aren't able to eat in the cafeteria.

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Make This: Cowboy Salad

If you need to use up some of your commodity legumes, the NutriStudents K-12 Cowboy Salad is a recipe you'll appreciate as will your students!

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Curing Menu Fatigue

Is menu fatigue affecting your foodservice program's participation rates? Are students complaining they're bored with the food you serve? NutriStudents K-12 can help!

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Make This: Crunchy Bonzo Beans

Crunchy Bonzo Beans are a fun finger food for kids and a great way to incorporate legumes from your USDA Foods' allocations. They're easy to make, too!

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Serving co-mingled age populations

Many schools these days have preK programs in addition to serving K-12 students. The USDA provides some guidance on serving procedures when preK students co-mingle with older students at meal times.

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Observe National CACFP Week March 17-23

Child care centers across the country will mark National CACFP Week in March, acknowledging the many ways communities -- and children -- benefit from the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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Remain Independent - Against All Odds

School foodservice programs can remain self-operated with menus, tools, resources and support from NutriStudents K-12. We help foodservice directors succeed.

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SNA issues 2019 position paper

The School Nutrition Association's 2019 position paper outlines the organization's lobbying priorities for the year.

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K-12 Expert Named VP of Sales

Steve Munch, RD, offers direct school foodservice, procurement and regulatory experience to NutriStudents K-12 clients.

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Start Your Engines for #NSBW19

Did you know that National School Breakfast Week was established by an Act of Congress in 1975? If Congress recognizes it, your district should too! It will be March 4-8, 2019.

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Make This: Breakfast Parfait

With National School Breakfast Week approaching, here's a quick and easy yogurt parfait recipe to work into your breakfast offering.

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Enhanced Breakfast Menu Builder Coming Soon

The functionality and simplicity of our proprietary Breakfast Menu Builder will soon be even greater.

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Schools required to 'Buy American'

Operators of child nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program, are required to procure produce, proteins and processed foods of American origin.

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And the winner is...

Congratulations to Jodi Nickell, who submitted the winning name for our forthcoming inventory management/product ordering tool.

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Guideline flexibility for 2018-2019

USDA has made exceptions to child nutrition guidelines for the 2018-19 school year to help NSLP and SBP operators.

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Make Your Administrative Review a Snap!

NutriStudents K-12 helps clients fly through their Administrative Reviews with fully compliant menu weeks, checklists, tutorial videos and one-on-one support.

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NutriStudents K-12 Helps Hyndman Charter

NutriStudents K-12 menus, reports and support help the foodservice staff at charter school run an appealing, USDA-compliant school meal program.

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