You don’t want food waste but today it seems kids don’t want what you’re serving. The NutriStudents K-12® platform helps keep everyone happy with our wide variety of certified, restaurant-quality menus, all with flavorful entrees, fresh vegetables and luscious fruit.
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 to USDA guidelines for the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Smart Snacks or CACFP After-School Snacks/Dinner. Our 5-day week lunch menus have 15 weeks in the rotation, both with and without salad bar. We also have 4-day and 7-day week menus! And all weeks can be used interchangeably - use one week, a few or all 15 weeks in any order.
We can meet your needs for delicious meals for:
• Grab and go
• Cafeteria served
• In the classroom
At-risk, after-school dinners
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.