Marketing to boost participation

Date: October 3, 2020 Posted by Amy Mail Twitter Facebook

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COVID-19 has dramatically affected school meal participation. We recently posted ideas for changes you could make to help boost participation, including marketing, which is more important than ever. NutriStudents K-12 has several resources available to support your marketing, including:

CAFETERIA CONNECTION, our newsletter for you to send to parents. Sign up for a free subscription today and get several issues immediately. We'll send you an email each month when a new issue is available. We’re limiting this to only 100 people, so sign up now. (Clients can find all the issues in the client portal here.)

Recent editions, and those planned in the coming months, are particularly relevant for COVID-19 times. If you find many students bringing lunch from home, you may want to share our “brown bag” edition, “Bag lunch versus school lunch – which is better?”. Coming soon will be an issue on the safety of school meals, before, during and after COVID-19.

We know you're crazy busy and may not have time to get Cafeteria Connection out to your parents. Enlist help from your communications/PR person, a secretary, the IT person or even a volunteer. Communications are going out to your parents already - get in on that action!

PICTORIAL MENUS, using our Custom Calendar Creator. This interactive tool lets you build a promotional photo calendar with the NutriStudents K-12 menu weeks in the order you plan to serve them.

DOWNLOADABLE MENU IMAGES for use on your website and social media, and in email newsletters. For PC users, simply right click on any of the menu images on our NSLP menu pages in the client portal and choose “save as” to save it to a location on your computer.

Watch this blog for more marketing ideas and resources soon. Need to brainstorm ideas or have a request? Drop us a line at

Category: School Food