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How's It Going?

January 27, 2022

The first few weeks at our new facility in Eagan have gone remarkably well. Kitchen staff, drivers and even vendors are enjoying the new facility, workflow and equipment.

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Celebrating You on #SLHD

April 20, 2021

Friday, May 7 is School Lunch Hero Day – A day to recognize hard-working food service professionals feeding our country’s future!

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Start here to plan summer meals

April 19, 2021

Here are tips, tools and resources to help you offer summer meals during this time of heightened hunger needs in your community.

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Are Universal Meals the Future?

April 6, 2021

Hunger advocacy organizations, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and others lobbying for free school meals for all kids.

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CKC Tackles Menu Fatigue

March 2, 2021

CKC fights menu fatigue among distance learners with multiple menus: student favorites, grocery menus with bulk foods and suggested recipes, and a menu of alternating weeks of student favorites and grocery menus.

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CACFP Week raises awareness of critical meal program

February 24, 2021

CACFP Week, March 15-20, 2021, is a time to raise awareness for the CACFP and its role in combating hunger, educate kids and parents about the program, and teach kids about healthy eating.

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Tailor your NSBW21 celebration for the times

February 23, 2021

National School Breakfast Week (March 8-12) might look differently this year but it's still worth celebrating.

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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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Waiver Extensions Make Summer Meals Simple

May 28, 2020

USDA and MDE have extended waivers instituted in response to COVID-19 school closures. These waivers allow programs to continue providing 7-day bundled meals (if this is your preferred option) to your scholars through August 31!

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Sean Elder : Hiawatha Academies