School Nutrition Software: Through the Eyes of an R.D.

School Nutrition Software: Through the Eyes of an R.D.

In today’s blog post, we talk school nutrition software with Kristen Lindorf, MS, RDN, who has spent her career as a consulting dietitian. Kristen has worked with everyone from state agencies to healthcare providers to hospitals to medical centers, and now works more...
Creative Breakfast Recipes From Our Customers

Creative Breakfast Recipes From Our Customers

We have so many great customers and wanted to share a few of our favorite breakfast recipes we received from them in our contest two weeks ago. Reviewing these made us hungry! We learned the importance of Breakfast from our previous blog post, What is National School...
What is National School Breakfast Week?

What is National School Breakfast Week?

National School Breakfast Week, referred to as NSBW, promotes the importance of healthy choices for breakfast by getting parents and students involved. Through social media, newsletters and various other channels, parents are encouraged to learn more about their local...
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...
2017 School Nutrition Trends

2017 School Nutrition Trends

The year of 2017 has been one for a lot of improvements and innovations in the school nutrition industry. We will review the 2017 school nutrition trends and show you how Health-e Pro can help keep you moving forward into 2018. 2017 Menu Trends Introducing bold,...
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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