Free & Reduced Application Window Opens July 1

June 1, 2020

Your school’s percentage of free and reduced students can impact your eligibility for state and federal programs as well as grant opportunities. Get applications out starting July 1, to improve your response rate.

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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Deadline Soon

March 26, 2020

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides a variety of wonderful fresh produce to eligible elementary schools for free. The deadline to apply is April 14.

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Valuable Feedback Gained Through Taste Testing

February 26, 2020

Annual taste-testing sessions with scholars and staff members at our client schools provide us valuable feedback on items under consideration for our menus. Recently, Seven Hills Preparatory Academy held one such taste-testing session with 18 scholars in grades 6-8.

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Action for Healthy Kids Grants Period Opens

February 13, 2020

Action for Healthy Kids (A4HK) is now accepting applications for grants to help improve student well-being.

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Apply Today: NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

December 28, 2019

MDE is accepting applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Grant, which funds purchases of new equipment to assist in serving healthier meals in schools.

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Tips for Right Sizing Your Meals

October 28, 2019

If your school finds itself struggling with significant leftovers or food shortages some days, here are some tips for right-sizing your orders.

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What's on your #NSLW19 Playlist?

September 11, 2019

Turn up the volume for your school lunch with these tools and resources for National School Lunch Week (October 14-18) (#NSLW19)!

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FFVP introduces students to fresh produce

January 30, 2019

The USDA's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program is a great way for eligible schools to introduce students to a variety of fresh produce and increase their consumption of unprocessed fruits and vegetables. CKC client schools already participating the program have found it to be easy to implement and welcomed by students and staff.

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Apply Today! NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant

November 23, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Education is accepting applications for USDA NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants through Dec. 20. Apply today.

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