Earth Day: Going Paperless in School Nutrition

Earth Day: Going Paperless in School Nutrition

How are you celebrating Earth Day in your school? Or in your school cafeteria? In your district’s Nutrition Department? In preparing for Earth Day, we found a couple fascinating statistics related to paper: The U.S. paper disposal rate has not gone down appreciably...
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...
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...
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,...
School Lunch Menus, Money and the Environment

School Lunch Menus, Money and the Environment

A recent article highlighted the importance of efficient and effective school menu planning. This school district in California reinvented its school lunch program and not only increased the nutrition of its meals for students, but saved money and reduced its carbon...

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