How do USDA guidelines apply to field trip/bag lunches?

March 19, 2019

General Manager Laurie Yohn, SNS explains the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to field trip/bag lunches provided by NSLP food service programs.

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State seeks summer meal providers

February 28, 2019

Summer can increase kids' food insecurity. MDE seeks schools and nonprofits to fill kids' nutrition gap by participating in the Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program, respectively.

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CKC's 'commodities first' menus save schools money

February 27, 2019

CKC's executive chef creates our school lunch menus with a "commodities first" mindset to reduce our schools' overall food costs. When your school receives your USDA Foods survey this spring, contact General Manager Laurie Yohn, SNS to help you designate which foods to choose.

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National CACFP Week is March 17-23

February 13, 2019

Child care centers across the country will mark National CACFP Week in March, acknowledging the many ways communities -- and children -- across the country benefit from the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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Meal Procedures for PreK Students

February 13, 2019

Food service procedures can be a little confusing when mixing age populations. The USDA provides guidance when preK students co-mingle with older students during school meals.

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USDA issues final rule on guideline flexibilities

January 31, 2019

The USDA issued a final rule on flexibilities granted to the nutritional guidelines governing child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program. Basically, the provisions granted on a temporary basis in 2017 have now become permanent.

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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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Inclement weather closing procedures cut waste

January 30, 2019

By following CKC's school closing procedures, client schools can minimize wasted food and associated costs.

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SNA outlines legislative agenda in 2019 position paper

January 23, 2019

The School Nutrition Association's 2019 position paper outlines the organization's lobbying priorities for the year.

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Start Your Engines for #NSBW19

January 18, 2019

National School Breakfast Week, to be celebrated March 4-8, 2019, is a great time to raise awareness for your school breakfast program and increase participation.

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