Procurement and Bids: A Q&A with Nadine Doetterl, SNS

Procurement and Bids: A Q&A with Nadine Doetterl, SNS

Nadine currently works with 1FS Schools, providing in-depth product information and bid collaboration software to school co-ops, districts and directors across the country.  She is also a consultant for companies that want to succeed in the K-12 segment along with...
Is Your School’s Website in ADA Compliance?

Is Your School’s Website in ADA Compliance?

Have you been hearing more about ADA compliance lately? Some states have strict rules that are being enforced regarding ADA compliance. In order to make sure you and your district are ADA compliant, we want to run through a quick primer to help. ADA (Americans with...
Will 2018 Food Trends Make Their Way to Schools?

Will 2018 Food Trends Make Their Way to Schools?

We recently discussed some food trends we saw in schools in 2017, and with a month of 2018 under our belts, we’re now going to tackle 2018 food trends. Some of 2017’s food trends in school will inform what we anticipate in 2018: bold, international flavors were big in...
Why does school menu planning require good data?

Why does school menu planning require good data?

When you think of school menu planning, you think of food: pizza, chicken fingers, vegetables, salads. How often do you think of data when you think of school menu planning? Probably not as much. Data is absolutely vital to running a strong, seamless foodservice...
Special Diets & Gluten-Free School Menus: How You Can Help

Special Diets & Gluten-Free School Menus: How You Can Help

Allergies and special diets have increased both the awareness of and need for allergen-specific and gluten-free school menus. Some of these allergies and intolerances can be very severe, with a wide range of symptoms: vomiting, stomach cramps, brain fog, mood swings,...
Highly Refined Soybean Oil Not Allergenic

Highly Refined Soybean Oil Not Allergenic

This article can be found here as part of the Soy Connection Newsletter. Posted with permission. The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling & Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) mandates labeling of all ingredients derived from commonly allergenic foods. In the United States,...
New USDA Standards

New USDA Standards

USDA Announcement Provides Changes to Age Groups, Target 2 Sodium Standards and CACFP Standards for Meals. The USDA announced changes for the 2017-18 School Year to include the implementation of the Target 2 Sodium Standards for NSLP/SBP and changes to the CACFP...
USDA Updates CACFP Meal Patterns

USDA Updates CACFP Meal Patterns

On April 25, 2016, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service set forth new guidelines for the CACFP meal patterns for schools, going into effect October 1, 2017. Recently, the USDA issued a memo offering a transition period of one year for schools to adapt to the new...

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