You don’t want food waste but often it may seem as though kids don’t want what you’re serving. The NutriStudents K-12® platform helps keep everyone happy with our wide variety of RD-certified, restaurant-quality menus, all with flavorful entrees paired either with NutriStudents K-12 inventive side dishes and luscious fruit or a fruit and vegetable bar.
USDA-compliant meals not pleasing to students end up in the garbage. That’s why kids test every entree on NutriStudents K-12 menus for taste, texture and presentation before it is added to our menus.
We know, based on our 25 years of experience in school foodservice, students have biases for or against color, texture, appearance and taste. For them to accept our menus and look forward to eating our food, we need to take all of these factors into consideration.
NutriStudents K-12 offers menus for every meal schools serve today – all certified by our Registered Dietitian to USDA guidelines for the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Smart Snacks or CACFP After-School Snacks/Dinner. Our 4-day and 5-day week lunch menus have 25 weeks in the rotation, both with and without salad bar. We also have 7-day week menus in a 10-week rotation! And all weeks can be used interchangeably - use one week, a few or all the weeks, in any order.
We can meet your needs for delicious meals for:
Each lunch menu has a wide variety of fresh, tasteful entrees and delicious side dishes, with each week meeting certification guidelines for calories, sodium, whole grains, fruits and each vegetable subgroup. We creatively use spices, vegetables and whole grains to create flavorful entrees that include many student favorites and ethnic specialties.
• Grab and go
• Cafeteria served
• In the classroom
At-risk, after-school dinners