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Student Teams Cook up Great Stuff at K-12 by Elior’s Junior Chef Competition

More meaningful than your usual “Iron Chef, but with kids” cook-off and opens up the door to the community in the form of local farms and producers, inspiring us on this Earth Day! K-12 by Elior sponsored the Junior Chef Competition where students from 3rd to 8th grade at Benson (AZ) Unified School District were […]

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Farmington High School Nutrition Team Leans Into Customization Craze with Latest Concept

 Farmington High Schools in New Mexico unveil their NEW “Make-Your-Own” where students have the opportunity to customize their meals!  The idea for Make-Your-Own came from K-12 by Elior Resident District Manager Paula Szczepanek, who was looking for a way to not only keep costs low, but also increase participation.

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How Farmington Municipal Schools and K-12 by Elior Diverted 100,000 Pounds of Food Waste from the Landfill

Farmington Municipal Schools was recently awarded Elior North America’s Doing Good Award.  Since 2019, the K-12 by Elior Student Nutrition Team together with FMS, diverted over 50 tons of the schools’ food waste from landfills through Elior’s Zero Waste program. “They were awarded the award at the end late of 2023 due to being an

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Students Encouraged to Beat the Heat with Cucumber-Themed Menu

Read more about FRESH PICKS, a longstanding value-added engagement program from K-12 by Elior that spotlights a different healthy ingredient each month – featured at Benson Unified School District! “Fresh Picks is a value-added engagement program for all schools, and so it’s going to highlight seasonal produce each month and it encourages having more fruits

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Four K-12 Menu Items Making Their Debut This Fall

Back to School never tasted this good! A full and healthy breakfast for this adorable student at the Renaissance Charter School at Crown Point in Ocoee, Florida! She chose a house-made blueberry yogurt parfait with banana, orange juice, and milk topped with granola.  Parfaits are great fuel for the body and brain. Nutrients such as protein, natural sugars, and healthy

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The Continued Quest to Elevate K-12 Foodservice

Like restaurants, schools must contend with the impact of inflation, supply chain disruption and evolving food preferences.  Over the last year, K-12 by Elior divested Preferred Meals, a brand that served 170,000 students. “The service consisted of pre-plated, unitized meals similar to tv dinners for schools that didn’t have traditional kitchens or a Class 3

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How One K-12 operator is Using LTOs to Engage Students

Breakfast participation doubled when June Kell, food service director at East Village Junior High Public Charter School, Little Rock, Ark.,  treated students to a fun breakfast treat during National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) earlier this spring: a berry smoothie topped with a blueberry muffin donut. To help her track which celebrations are on the horizon,

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Renaissance Charter School at Central Palm Celebrates National School Lunch Hero Day

Renaissance Charter School at Central Palm, recently celebrated National School Lunch Hero Day by hosting a special event to recognize and honor the school’s cafeteria staff. The event was held Friday, May 5th where more than 300 students from kindergarten through 8th grade sampled chocolate chip cookies and fruit parfaits with strawberries, blueberries, graham crackers,

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Trinity Leadership High School Students Have a Tasty Showdown for Best Lunch Menu Item

Trinity Leadership High School recently held a lunch menu-tasting event organized by K-12 by Elior, the premier foodservice provider for the school. The event was aimed at giving the school’s 900+ students a chance to sample new potential menu items for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The dishes that received the most popular vote would

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