Pivot, pivot, pivot! If you’re like most foodservice professionals, this year has brought unprecedented challenges to your program. You may have been forced to turn on a dime and change plans at a moment’s notice due to missed deliveries, shorted orders, and an unpredictable supply chain. You don’t have to go it alone – NutriStudents K-12 is here to help!
We’re excited to announce 5 free easily adaptable menus and support resources to navigate and alleviate supply chain disruptions.
NutriStudents K-12 has identified a week of our delicious menus that are easily adaptable and include step-by-step recipes with HACCP procedures, daily menu posters, and reports for compliance. The free menus feature favorites like:
To support these menus when certain ingredients may be hard to source, the team has developed a visual guide to pivot the menus quickly by suggesting similar meat/meat alternatives and whole-grain rich options to substitute for the free menus (and give inspiration to change up any favorite menus already in your rotation).
Additionally, there’s support and guidance to think outside the box through planning, utilizing community resources, creative substitutions, and guidance on creating shelf stable back-up meals to have in reserve. If you’re having trouble explaining to parents and other stakeholders the supply chain disruption’s impact on school meals, we take the guess work out of the communication in the October edition of Cafeteria Connection.
Take advantage of these free resources today! And be sure to share a link to this page with your foodservice friends for them to get access to the menus and resources, too.