Quality on the type education you provide, quality on the facilities you maintain, and quality on food you serve. But as any food service director knows, regulation changes and cost control issues often get in the way of the quality you’re able to provide. That’s why it’s so important to partner with a distributor who’s dedicated to providing tools and services designed for K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities.
We’ve been partnering with educational facilities for over 70 years. In that time we’ve offered food shows and presentations, online resources, continuing education classes, wellness products and Information, and culinary expertise – all designed specifically for the education segment. This combination of products and service creates a successful difference that will put your program at the top of the class.
Online Wellness Workshop
The government requires that all schools have a wellness policy that includes plans for their food service offerings. Wellness Workshop can be accessed through our online ordering system and provides information to assist you with this policy. Some of its features include:
- Product Database - Search our database of items that are most likely to meet nutrition guidelines for school wellness programs
- Sample Wellness Policies - View examples of existing wellness policies
- Manufacturer Programs - Links to manufacturers’ wellness resources
- Resources - Links to additional information, such as USDA guidelines
- Product Nutrition Guide - Detailed nutritional download listing that is updated each academic year
- Sample Menus
Culinary and Dietary Expertise
Our team of culinary experts understand the complications and rewards of running a school food service operation. Not only do they stay current on regulations and dietary demands, they deliver innovative ideas to help your program earn an A+ with the students you serve.
As the school year approaches, we compile a yearly online School Nutrition Guide. This guide provides a quick look at every school food service product we stock and their nutritional value. This guide will allow you to plan your yearly menu based on a healthy diet pattern.
We’re proud to organize school foodservice seminars to keep your staff updated on industry standards, legislative mandates, new products and serving ideas, and ways to remain a positive influence in students’ lives. Programs are held in various geographical locations for your convenience.
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