Verona, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 children in New York State faces hunger. Fortunately, school meals, including breakfast and lunch, benefit all students equally and play an important role in alleviating food insecurity and improving academic performance.
According to the CDC, American students get half of their daily calories from school lunches. Therefore, it is important to maintain an appetizing and healthy school nutrition environment for students. Among the over 130 vendors at the conference are food sample and menu design software for school nutritionists to try out. Food brands are then typically invited to schools for students to sample before signing a final purchase agreement.
As an annual conference, the new trend this year is more flexible menu design.
“When it comes to trends, students tend to like more menu options, customizability, food bars, stations where you can actually own what you put on your plate, ramen bars, deli bars, noodle bars, sauces. We have everything you see in retail, such as stations, and we try to bring them into our schools to make them healthy and attractive to students.Nutrition Society.
School directors roam around to talk to salespeople, grab a bite at a food vendor, and learn about the latest produce.
“The Diary Association with the East wants every student to have a dairy day. And by creating innovative recipes like yogurt smoothies, yogurt coffee, and even pizza, We’re trying to make that happen,” said Aisha, King, director of Youth Nutrition Services for the American Dairy Association North East.
“Our company, Ling, has been in business for 30 years with a focus on K-12 technology. It’s about providing a software solution that’s built to last,” said Dee White, Regional Director of Sales for LINQ.
The majority of our food vendors are located within New York State, ensuring the freshness and promptness of school lunches.
Children’s nutrition is constantly evolving, so Lazarski encourages students to try new recipes.
“We always try to encourage our students to try something new, and they may learn
They actually love what is very good for them,” she said.