Lunchroom News

  • India’s school lunch program may be imperfect, but it deserves credit for feeding millions

    June 28, 2016

    July 16, 2014 · 7:30 PM EDT  Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee (follow)  Schoolchildren in Haryana, India eat rice and kadhi, a curry made with onions, garlic, yogurt and fritters made with chick pea flour. Credit:Rhitu Chatterjee One day earlier this summer, I visited a government school in a village called Dujana, in the state of Haryana. Listen to the Story. During the lunch break, little, skinny girls dressed in blue and white checkered kurtas (tunics) and navy blue shalwars (loose cotton pants) stepped out of their classrooms and headed straight toward a line of empty, dilapidated looking rooms at the far

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  • What is the national school lunch program?

    June 28, 2016

    The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The Minnesota Department of Education’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers school and community nutrition programs for Minnesota children and adults through local schools, child and adult care facilities and summer food program sites. Participants receive nutritious meals and education to help them learn and practice healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness. Free and Reduced-Price Meals Schools that participate in School Nutrition Programs

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  • Wordware, Inc. POS Solution Lunch cashier System (LCS 1000 Mayflower) – Point of Sale for Schools & Corporate Cafeterias

    June 28, 2016

    Wordware, Inc. School POS Solution (LCS 1000 Mayflower) represents the next generation in Enterprise Hospitality POS management systems for school and corporate cafeterias. Offering a new standard in systems and data management integration, Wordware assures a level of operational reliability, flexibility, scalability and affordability second to none in the industry. Simple to use, yet extremely powerful, Wordware versatile architecture puts power at your fingertips. Whether it be adding a client, changing a menu item from a central site or reformatting the layout of reports, Wordware’s gives users the flexibility to customize details to any specification Peer-to-Peer Architecture Wordware, Inc. School

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  • Do you want information about Cafeteria Point of sale Software for coffee shops Contact us right now!

    June 28, 2016

    Wordware, Inc. Cafeteria Point of sale Software system  can provide your business affordable, scalable, robust and customizable systems with touch screen hardware. The ability to also put in a concession stand, snack bar, coffee shop or any counter service restaurant is also a standard option with any Wordware CafeteriaPoint of sale Software system purchased. POS Software for Cafeteria’s and Salad Bars leverages over 25 years of POS software development and experience to empower your business with a wide array of customizable features and functionalities giving your business a competitive edge and allows your business to deliver a enhanced customer experience.

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  • Cafeteria POS: Your Schools Need Point of Sale Systems, Wordware’s LCS 1000 Mayflower is best choice.

    June 16, 2016

    “Do you need a POS system for your cafeteria?” This is a question many school administrators have asked recently as they review their technology budgets. The answer to the question is probably “yes,” because school cafeteria POS systems offer a variety of advantages not afforded by traditional electronic cash registers. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits.  Cafeteria POS systems speed up service Students at K-12 schools typically have a very short window of time in which to purchase and eat their lunch, while those enrolled at colleges and universities are often on tight schedules between classes. With

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  • Wordware School Lunch Software LCS1000 Mayflower chooses ePayTrak 4.0

    June 1, 2016

    Wordware’s robust, reliable, and feature-rich School Lunch Software Mayflower LCS1000. Wordware School Lunch Software LCS1000 Mayflower chooses ePayTrak 4.0 to integrate with their new LCS1000 system. Parents can now view their balances in ePayTrak, make payments and even set auto payments based on low balance values.  EduTrak’s proven technology solutions are hard at work powering improved operational efficiency, enhanced administrative productivity and upgraded convenience at dozens of schools and service organizations across North America. Offering education program administrators new opportunities to do more with less, our easy-to-implement, fully customizable payment, registration and resource management applications are designed from the ground

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  • Wordware, Inc. Announced That the Company Has Entered Into an Exclusive Partnership With FEEZEE

    May 24, 2016

    Wordware, Inc.  announced that the company has entered into an exclusive partnership with FEEZEE for proving online payment options to its clients in global market. Wordware’s robust, reliable, and feature-rich School Lunch Software Mayflower LCS1000. FEEZEE is an integrated software platform that manages online payment features in many ways, its single high-security platform for any kind of business. FEEZEE allows end-users to control, manage, monitor, pay safely, prevent unwanted access, maintain compliance, and provide a robust audit trail. Secure payment processing on any device from a leading credit card payment processor. Wordware’s School Lunch Software Mayflower LCS1000  are designed to

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  • Changes coming to National School Lunch Program, will affect local students

    May 20, 2016

    The Education and Workforce Committee approved a bill to change the way the National School Lunch Program works. However, the bill will still need a full House vote. Right now, through a measure called community eligibility, a school's entire student body is eligible for free lunches if at least 40 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. In Cleveland City Schools, all students eat for free - but that will change, and principal Mike Collier says - that's disappointing. "It's going to impact us. I mean, there's no way that it wouldn't," he said. Right now, if 40

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  • The National School Lunch Program – pros, cons, and how to get your kids eating healthier

    May 20, 2016

    The National School Lunch Program - pros, cons, and how to get your kids eating healthier Thursday, July 16, 2015 by: Kristina Martin The National School Lunch Program's supplies meals for over 21 million low-income, food insecure children around the country. For many, it is the only meal they will eat all day, so the USDA created specific guidelines to ensure these students are receiving the most nutritious meal possible. New Standards for School Lunches The latest federal program concerning standards for school meals is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. In its original form, the law authorized the funds to

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  • Todd Rokita wants to restrict free school lunches

    May 20, 2016

    Maureen Groppe and Chelsea Schneider, IndyStar Washington Bureau There’s a food fight going on in Washington D.C.Rep. Todd Rokita has proposed a bill that would restrict access to free and reduced school meals at public schools.Rokita is focused on changing a portion of the program that allows some schools to pro Nate Chute/IndyStar (Photo: IndyStar file photo) 4396 CONNECTTWEET 87 LINKEDIN 87 COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON — High-poverty schools would have a harder time qualifying for federal assistance to offer free meals schoolwide under a proposal by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis. The bill, which a House committee will vote on Wednesday,  would raise the share

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  • House bill would scale back number of free school meals

    May 20, 2016

    BY Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Students at Doherty Middle School get their healthy lunch at the school cafeteria in Andover, Massachusetts. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday weighed legislation that could lower the number of students receiving free and reduced-price meals at school. Legislation debated by the House Education and Workforce Committee aims to save money by scaling back the number of schools in which all students receive free or reduced meals. It would also help schools that say the Obama administration’s healthier meal rules are too restrictive

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  • Legislation to revise school lunch program passes House committee

    May 20, 2016

    By News Desk | May 20, 2016 Controversial federal legislation to limit funding for subsidized school lunches and change some of the program’s nutritional standards passed a House committee on a 20-14 vote May 18, and the proposal is being hammered by critics who believe it would endanger the health of American school children. kids-school-lunch-iphoneThe bill’s sponsor, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), said that his “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016” (H.R. 5003) will save money and give schools more flexibility to meet nutritional standards. According to a statement from the House Committee on Education and the Work

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  • The Importance of the Point of Sale (POS) System

    May 18, 2016

    By Monica Parpal on July 14, 2015   Point of Sale (POS) equipment is the computer-based order-entry technology many restaurants use to capture orders, record data and display or print tickets. Restaurant servers, bartenders and cashiers can all use POS systems to easily enter food and beverage orders. POS Capabilities The POS acts as a cash register as well as a computer. In fact, the POS can consist of multiple stations, including credit card terminals, receipt printers, display screens, hostess stations and server stations. Having a POS system in place can add convenience, accuracy and save time in busy situations.

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  • Opting out of school lunch program appeals as a palatable option

    May 16, 2016

    By Mary Pickels | Saturday, March 5, 2016, 11:00 p.m. Students at Penn-Trafford High School aren't buying that lunches prepared under federal guidelines that restrict calories, sodium and portions are their best option. So they literally are not buying them. “I would say, on average, we've lost about $20,000 a year each of the last five years,” Penn-Trafford business manager Brett Lago said of lunch sales since the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was enacted. “We are not in the food service industry to make money, but we don't want to lose it.” Penn-Trafford's lagging lunch sales are part of

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  • School lunch program could save $103 billion

    May 16, 2016

    Curt Ellis, CEO, FoodCorps Last week, Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to keep the government's lights on for the next three months, but they let the Child Nutrition Act expire. While the emergency funding bill covers school lunch, school breakfast and other critical nutrition programs for kids, our nation's students need more than a stopgap approach. Because no matter how you look at it the numbers add up, the science is clear, and history tells us: an investment in our kids' health is a wise and necessary one. Let's start with the math: One in three of our nation's

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  • What Are the Benefits of Healthy School Lunches?

    May 16, 2016

    Last Updated: May 31, 2015 | By Michelle Fisk A nutritious lunch keeps your child healthy and gives her energy to do well in school. Photo Credit KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act established in 2010, the National School Lunch Program's policies were revised to better guarantee that children receive a nutritionally sound lunch. The changes ensure that schools offer fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, low-fat dairy products and limit calories, saturated fat and sodium. As a parent, you can follow these same guidelines if you pack your child’s lunch. A healthy school lunch provides sound

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  • The National School Lunch Program – pros, cons, and how to get your kids eating healthier

    May 16, 2016

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 by: Kristina Martin The National School Lunch Program's supplies meals for over 21 million low-income, food insecure children around the country. For many, it is the only meal they will eat all day, so the USDA created specific guidelines to ensure these students are receiving the most nutritious meal possible. New Standards for School Lunches The latest federal program concerning standards for school meals is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. In its original form, the law authorized the funds to extend current child nutrition programs and free lunch programs for 5 years; updated the nutritional standards

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  • Office for Food and Nutrition Programs National School Lunch Program – Question Answers

    May 16, 2016

    What is the National School Lunch Program? The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in nearly 95,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 26 million children each school day. Established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946, the program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1996.The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Food and Nutrition Service (formerly the Food and Consumer Service), administers the program at the Federal level. At the State level, the

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  • England replicates Finland’s school lunch system

    May 16, 2016

    Finland’s free school lunch system is gaining attention around the world. Lehtikuva / Markku Ulander Next autumn, England will begin providing free school lunches to children aged between four and seven. The inspiration behind the decision came from Finland’s nearly 70-year-old school food system. Also Scotland will provide free school lunches from the beginning of next year. An adviser to the project has been the internationally renowned Finnish public health expert Pekka Puska. In addition the Finnish Embassy in London and the Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Food Culture ELO have set up a school food network designed to

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  • MDE School Nutrition Programs Handout on Grains

    May 16, 2016

    National School Lunch Program The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. National School Lunch Program (NSLP) NSLP Legislation NSLP Regulations NSLP Policies Guidance and Resources Offer Versus Serve (OVS) - Updated 2015-2016 Guidance Manual Tools for Schools - Tools for Schools offers topic-specific policy and resource materials to assist schools in meeting the new

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  • Failing to Make the Grade: How the School Lunch System is Falling Short of Its Purpose

    May 16, 2016

    Sam Rourke 1,000 dollars a month reads the income box of my computer screen as I check out another family at the Central Food Pantry. There stands a woman with four children by her side. I glance at her cart, full for now, but wonder how it will realistically last for an entire month given her paltry income. Inside her cart lies limited amounts of meat and produce and countless piles of donuts and processed food. This is the harsh reality that the pantry faces – the individuals at the pantry need as much food as they can get their

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  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Early Programs by States

    May 16, 2016

    By Gordon W. Gunderson Early Programs in the United States Philadelphia Boston Milwaukee School Feeding Supported New York Cleveland Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago Los Angeles Rural Schools Early Programs in the United States In spite of information available from the vast experience and progress made in most of the nations of Europe, school feeding in the United States underwent the same evolution as in Europe, beginning with sporadic food services undertaken by private societies and associations interested in child welfare and education. The Children's Aid Society of New York initiated a program in 1853, serving meals to students attending the

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  • Online Software Lunch Account – Keeping track of your child’s lunch account (Boyer Valley Community Schools)

    May 13, 2016

    Lunch statements are sent home to those with a $30 balance or less with the youngest or designated child in your family every Tuesday, or emailed if requested. But did you know you can also access your lunch account from our school website?  Go to the Lunch Account tab or visit http://family.wordwareinc.com/login and after signing in with your Family ID and Pin number (which is the last four digits of your phone number) you can complete the registration form for a user account. Upon entering and verifying all existing information, click on the “Submit” button.  The system will then process

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  • Bosco System Lunch Prices – Wordware’s School Lunch Software

    May 13, 2016

    Lunch Menu By Berry, Carol CLICK HERE to Login to Your Family Hot Lunch Account   HOT LUNCH MENU May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 Bosco System Lunch Prices Grades K-8:  $2.60 (no second entrees or meals for K-8) Grades 9-12:  $2.70 ($1.55 for second entree OR $3.25 for second meal) Adults & Sr Citizens:  $3.25 Extra Milk:  $.30 Reduced lunch price for eligible students - $.40 **Please note - The School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children has established nutritional guidelines that the school lunch program must

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  • The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions

    May 11, 2016

    Programs National School Lunch Program (NSLP) The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. School Breakfast Program (SBP) The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The program is administered at the Federal level by FNS. State education agencies administer the SBP

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  • Children Not Eating Veggies Despite Healthy School Lunch Program

    May 11, 2016

    A new paper reported that the healthy lunch program implemented in U.S. schools has not drove children to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables as projected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the National School Lunch Program with the aim of increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables (FV) of school kids. Through this program, kids were required to choose FVs for their lunch as part of the reimbursable school meal; however, researchers found that the program has been surrounded by numerous negative concerns such as the rising number of school food waste. The researchers from the University

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  • Segregated Charter Schools Evoke Separate But Equal Era in U.S.

    May 11, 2016

    John Hechinger December 22, 2011 — 10:31 AM IST Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Hmong Charter School Students run under a mural depicting ancient Hmong leader Chi You and the Hmong flight from Vietnam during gym class at the Hmong College Prep Academy on Dec. 14, 2011 in St Paul, Minn. Photographer: Craig Lassig/Bloomberg Don't Miss Out — Follow Bloomberg On Facebook Twitter Instagram Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Share on Google+ E-mail At Dugsi Academy, a public school in St. Paul, Minnesota, girls wearing traditional Muslim headscarves and flowing ankle-length skirts study

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  • Grand Tasting Area In My Community > Diabetes EXPOs > Minneapolis EXPO

    May 11, 2016

    Grand Tasting Area The Grand Tasting Area is a multi-layered world class sampling of appealing diabetes-friendly foods created and served by Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Program Celebrity Chefs: Chef Tiffany Derry, Chef Rory Schepisi, Chef Doreen Colondres, and Chef Dana Herbert. Each chef will be paired with a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator delivering educational focused on healthy eating and meal planning. Healthy eating does not have to be boring but vibrant, full of life and flavor! Groups will be admitted into the Grand Tasting Area every 15 minutes from 11:00am - 1:30pm. Meet the Chefs Chef Tiffany Derry With humble

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  • Food Processors and Ingredient Suppliers Study School Lunch Programs for Innovative Ideas

    May 11, 2016

    Processors and ingredient suppliers need to collaborate in creating meals that are nutritious and desirable for this picky and often overweight demographic. By Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor May 30, 2014 School lunch nutrition programs come in as many forms and approaches as there are school districts. But one constant is that budgets are always tight. However, processors who participate in the efforts to better feed our children can find satisfaction in not only doing the right thing but in creating products for a significantly large demographic. Case in point: The New York school system alone serves more than 1

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  • New Farm to School curriculum puts high school students in charge of tapping into healthy, local foods

    May 11, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS – The new Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum released today connects high school students with local foods and farmers, while giving them a leadership role in developing their school’s Farm to School program. The first of its type, the curriculum was developed for 11th and 12th grade students by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and takes students through the tasks of evaluating school lunch menus, partnering with food service staff, talking to farmers and sourcing local foods—all while fulfilling national and Minnesota curriculum requirements. “The curriculum was designed not only to teach students about their local food system and

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  • COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

    May 11, 2016

    VIRGINIA A. STALLINGS (Chair), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania KAREN WEBER CULLEN, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, TX ROSEMARY DEDERICHS, Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No. 1, MN MARY KAY FOX, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA LISA HARNACK, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, MN GAIL G. HARRISON, School of Public Health, Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Los Angeles MARY ARLINDA HILL, Jackson Public Schools, MS HELEN H. JENSEN, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames RONALD E. KLEINMAN, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard Medical

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  • Associations Between School Meals Offered Through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Ethnically Diverse, Low-Income Children

    May 11, 2016

    Ramona Robinson-O'Brien, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor,a Teri Burgess-Champoux, PhD, RD, LD, Lecturer,b Jess Haines, PhD, MHScRD, Instructor,c Peter J. Hannan, MStat, Senior Research Fellow,d and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, Professore Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Sch Health See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract BACKGROUND Despite evidence in support of the health benefits associated with fruit and vegetable (FV) intake, national data indicate that FV consumption among school-aged children is below recommended levels, particularly among low-income children. School meals offered

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  • That’s Progress — Advancements in Hospital Foodservice By Maura Keller

    May 11, 2016

    By Maura Keller Today’s Dietitian Vol. 11 No. 8 P. 28 Today’s successful programs are catering to patients’ unique needs and safety, using technological innovations to streamline processes and personalize meal selection. New technologies and innovative products can keep any industry fresh, and the hospital foodservice industry is no exception. Medical facilities, both large and small, are embracing technological advancements in food preparation, distribution, and safety. By doing so, they are impacting the health and well-being of their most important customers: the patients. Current Trends Gone are the days of paper menus on which patients, with pencil in hand, would

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  • Infinity Retail Café Renovation and Expansion at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha in Kenosha, Wis.

    May 11, 2016

    Written by Donna Boss, Contributing EditorA small linear retail location barely met the needs of visitors and staff at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha for many years. But an ever-expanding outpatient population paired with the hospital's expansion to 73 inpatient beds eventually rendered the existing space insufficient. The mobile cash register station can be moved to the end of the hot food station. This allows the entire retail area to remain open and staffed with one person during weekends and evenings when transactions are low. Photo courtesy of Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee, Wis."The café was outdated, selections were limited due to

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  • Cafeteria software helps schools curb food waste

    May 11, 2016

    Wordware's School Lunch Software, Point of sale software can help cut down on wasted food. Wasted food is a significant problem for food service establishments, especially public school cafeterias. Food can only be left out for a certain amount of time and excess is tossed. Plate waste is also an issue, as students take more than they often eat. While donating the extra to food banks seems to be one option, legal and health considerations make that infeasible. Those at some of the nation's largest school districts have sought to tackle the problem. Teresa Wantabe discusses the situation at Los Angeles Unified and

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  • California experiments with local school lunch program

    May 11, 2016

    School lunch nutrition affects many aspects of a community. It's an incredibly important subject, as it relates to children's health and habits for the long term. Now, a new program in California is seeking to incorporate more locally grown foods onto students' plates, and it's part of a larger state-wide push to promote healthy eating and local agriculture, Maya Escobar of NPR's Marketplace reports. Given the large number of school lunches California serves annually—560 million to be exact—how will districts pay for it? California is a state that grows a lot of its food, so the program makes sense. So

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  • Kids’ lunch money lost less often in cashless cafeteria lines

    May 11, 2016

    More school districts converting to cashless cafeterias nationwide By Steve Holt Share this Story: The days of sending children to school with their lunch money neatly wrapped in handkerchiefs or inside their shoe or pocket is quickly giving way to a new cashless lunch payment system. Cash no more: Students at Fairfield High School in Texas check out of the lunch line with biometric fingerprint scanners. Their lunch accounts are automatically debited and track their purchases. Photo by Caitlin Neal, Eagle Publications Following a national trend toward credit card-based cashless transactions for everything from taxicabs to bail, more school districts across

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  • Child Nutrition Database Release 20

    May 11, 2016

    (Revised MS Access version posted May 3, 2016) The Child Nutrition Database (CN-D) is required to be part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Data is collected on the following 16 nutrients: calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, ash, sugars, and moisture. USDA Child Nutrition (CN) Database Online Web Tool for Submitting Nutrient Data The online tool is open to collect data for the Child Nutrition Database, Release 21 (CN21). Any data entered

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  • The School Breakfast Program is one of the most important and unique programs run by Foodbank WA.

    May 11, 2016

    The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is one of the most important and unique programs run by Foodbank WA. The program commenced in 2001, with 17 schools registering in response to a growing awareness that students were going to school most days without eating breakfast. Over 430 schools across the state are now involved in the Program, stretching from Kalumburu and Kununurra in the north to Esperance and Albany in the south, to remote schools along the South Australia/Northern Territory borders. The Program directly reaches over 17,000 children, serving over 55,700 breakfasts and 22,800 'emergency' meals per week. Foodbank WA supplies

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  • A taste of school lunches around world

    May 11, 2016

    A taste of school lunches around world DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP May 7, 2014 View photos Assorted lunch plates are arranged at a table for students at the Bahria Foundation school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Most of the kids seen there have home cooked food for lunch. Principal Syeda Arifa Mohsin says the school tries to dissuade parents from fixing junk food for their children. “If we discover that a child has junk food, we ask his or her parents to please make a little effort for their child’s health,” Mohsin says. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) SEATTLE (AP) —

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  • Free and reduced school lunch applications now online

    May 11, 2016

    VINELAND – The school district is not mailing out free or price-reduced lunch applications this year, instead it’s asking parents/guardians to apply online. This is another online service the district can now offer through PCS Revenue Systems, the district’s food service accounting software, said Helen Haley, the district’s business administrator. Previously, the school district included an application with a parent notification letter about the lunch program. When the applications came back, she said, the information was cross-referenced with the district’s student database and manually typed in by staff. Now, the applications will be electronically entered, she said. About 6,000 students

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  • Improving Direct Certification Will Help More Low-Income Children Receive School Meals

    May 11, 2016

    July 25, 2014 BY Madeleine Levin (Food Research and Action Center) and Zoë Neuberger (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) are powerful tools that alleviate child hunger and improve child well-being.  To make sure that the most vulnerable children have access to much-needed school meals and to make these programs more efficient, Congress has established automatic eligibility for free school meals for certain categories of children whose families are most likely to struggle against hunger.  Moreover, Congress has set high expectations

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  • New Jersey School Breakfast and Lunch Program

    May 11, 2016

    Program Description The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition service administers the SBP at the Federal level. State education agencies administer the SBP at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the program in schools. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. General Program Requirements

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  • School Lunch Software and Much More!

    May 11, 2016

    School Lunch software for lunch accounts & fee payment. A simple and secure tool for schools to connect, transact and manage their school payment needs. The Best Online School Fee Payment Software and School Food Program Consulting Services for Schools and Food Service Industry. Our software can save many hours of data collection and compilation, maximize your meal reimbursement dollars, minimize the time spent of managing student account information and much more. If you are a private school or charter school operating your own lunch program, sign up for the free version of the School Lunch software. Wordware’s School Lunch

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  • Wordware’s Cafeteria Accounting Software will Increase Your Revenue & Reduce Operating Cost

    May 9, 2016

    Every business requires utmost management skills Cafeteria sector also. From managing the reservations, to allotting tables to customers, manage wait list , to keeping eye on timely delivery of orders, each aspect needs to be managed up to perfection. There will be major customer dissatisfaction in any kind of delay or not proper service. A simple way to avoid such errors is to use a Cafeteria Accounting Software. There are so many service provider in the field of food industry who provides Cafeteria Accounting Software. We have partner with various top industry leaders like FEE ZEE,  Affinety Solutions, EduTrak Software,

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  • Wordware Announces DataBridge for School District

    May 9, 2016

    Wordware DataBridge is taking LCS1000 Mayflowerto new heights with seamless integration with SIS. Wordware, MN (USA) February 11, 2016 Wordware, Inc., a nationwide provider of Lunch Cashier System products and services in the schools, universities, colleges hospitals and Business cafeterias, announced the debut of their Wordware DataBridge application. Our Databridge allows software applications to send information back and forth. Our solution is ideal for school cafeterias, college and universities, hospital settings and commercial building cafeterias. Its intuitive and fast interface is available through any modern browser - from your desktop PC to your smartphone - and makes it easy to

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  • Elementary School, Junior High School, Public schools students can get their lunch without partiality in Lunchroom.

    May 9, 2016

    Public schools participating in the new lunch program offering Free and reduced meals, To "Do Lunch" means to let go of responsibilities, forget school rules and to socialize extensively for short time. But when you let them stand in separate lines for lunch, poor in different and rich in paid row make system questionable. It is also important that student can find ways for relax and respecting others. Some students behaves well and some behave badly but in the time lunch staff can judge personality of students as there is short time and they have to do their lunch lots

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  • District Schools Highly Satisfied With Lunch Cashier System Cafeteria Software’s performance and customer support – School Food Service Directors

    May 9, 2016

    The Wordware mission with Lunch Cashier system for School District 's  is to actively contribute to the health of children, district staff, lunch cafeteria staff, students and other eligible customers by preparing, marketing and food service cafeteria software application.. Nutritious meals will be offered at a free and reduced price for eligible students while maintaining a financially accountable program.   Wordware Lunch Cashier system assists with your staff and parents to the new lunchroom software and is always here to help with any questions that may come up encounter while the process or after implementation Schools quickly learned how helpful

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  • Are you looking for Lunch payment system?

    May 9, 2016

    Wordware Inc, is the market leader in online Lunch payment system, most of the schools saves time and money using our unique and techno advance Lunch payment application software. Lunch system makes your school to monitor money administration easier and will reduce time spent on managing the school meal service. Wordware Inc, Lunch payment system is a simple and secure way for schools to connect, transact and manage all their school payments solutions. All of your account information including students, account balances, mange menu price, daily transactions, monthly payments, advance collection, item requirements and all other reports are available in our Lunch

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  • Cafeteria accounting software by Wordware Inc

    May 9, 2016

    Cafeteria accounting software, we do it best! Wordware, Inc takes great pride in working with industry leaders to bring you e-payment partnerships that make getting and processing new payments easier than ever. Adding new families, maintaining balances, reviewing payment histories - we'd like to introduce you to the people that are helping to make the LCS 1000 the best cashiering system there is! We Have Solutions for Your Challenges Your Challenges Our Solutions Student Based Solutions- Money for lunch must be entered into individual student accounts- time consuming. Family Based- Money deposited goes into a family account. This eliminates multiple

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  • Lunch Cashier System is one of the Top Food Service Management Software

    May 9, 2016

    Wordware, Inc takes great pride in serving food industry, Lunch Cashier System is the best food management software which has all latest features and web based application, It saves double data entry task and a single login for a Family so parents don’t need to manage multiple accounts for their kids. We are continuously adding new families, maintaining balances, reviewing payment histories - we'd like to introduce you to the people that are helping to make the LCS 1000 the best cashiering system there is! Our K-12 Lunch Cashier System Software is a top choice for Food Service Directors nationwide,

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  • Wordware Family Website Instructions : Lunch Cashier System (LCS1000) www.wordwareinc.com

    May 9, 2016

    Wordware Family Website Instructions Registering on the Family Website Important: You must fully complete registration in one session in order to guarantee that there are no problems with activating your account. If you think you may not be able to complete registration in a given time, please wait until you know you will not be interrupted. The majority of problems with access to the family site are caused by incomplete registrations. With a web browser, go to www.wordwareinc.com Enter username and password and click on the SIGN IN button This will bring you to the New Account Registration screen Click on

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  • Paul Ryan Says Poor Children Shouldn’t Get Free School Lunches In Plagiarized Story At CPAC

    May 4, 2016

    By Eric Brown @ericbrownzzz On 03/06/14 AT 6:14 PM Rep. Paul Ryan attends Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington DC Photo: Reuters Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) apparently doesn’t believe the government should  give poor children free school lunches, and he used a possibly plagiarized story to make his point. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Ryan told a story that he credited to his friend Eloise Anderson, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Ryan says that Anderson once met a poor child who told her that he didn’t want a government-provided free lunch,

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  • Criticized school lunch line policy put on hold

    May 4, 2016

    A Tampa middle school’s lunchroom incentive policy is on hold for now after a campaign led by students accused it of being discriminatory. Woodrow Wilson Middle School’s popular incentive card program inspired outrage when it was used to determine a student’s place in line to get into the cafeteria at lunch time. LaShawn Bates is a parent of a sixth-grader at Wilson Middle and has another student who has already moved on from Wilson to high school. She says letting students line up for lunch based on their color-coded incentive cards is antiquated and unfair. “You have certain children who

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  • The 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S.

    May 4, 2016

    Paying for a private elementary school education places a substantial burden on families, especially when one considers that the corresponding public education is essentially free. Nonetheless, many parents believe a solid, private education for their children is worth the expense, giving students the artistic, religious, or personal attention they might not find elsewhere. Tweet this! Discover the Best Private Elementary Schools! The schools on this list each have their particular appeal. A reasonable tuition may be the crucial consideration for some parents (annual tuitions on this list range from $5,000 to $50,000 annually). Small class sizes and personalized attention may

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  • A Fourth Grader Secretly Filmed His School Lunches To Prove A Point To His Parents

    May 4, 2016

    Zachary Maxwell may only be 11 years old, but he has an award-winning short film that will be screened at the Manhattan Film Festival this year. It's called "Yuck! — A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch," and it exposes the dark side of the NYC Department of Education's lunch program. Click here to jump to the lunches > In the fall of 2011, then-fourth grader Zachary asked his parents if he could start packing and bringing his own lunch to school. His parents insisted he keep eating the school's hot lunch, which was not only free, but sounded

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  • 5 Protein-Rich Salad Toppers That Aren’t Chicken or Tuna

    May 4, 2016

    One of the most common suggestions I make to my clients is to swap sandwiches and wraps for salad. It’s a great way to instantly up your veggie intake. But most people have the same concern: They quickly tire of chicken and tuna, the go-to toppers for many salad eaters. If you’re bored with your protein choices too, try these alternatives for a whole new range of flavors. I predict you’ll end up with some serious salad cravings. 1. Canned sardines These tiny fish are nutrient powerhouses. A full can packed in spring water provides 17 grams of protein, and

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  • Food and Nutrition

    May 4, 2016

    Working with educators, parents, business people, students, policy-makers and other concerned people throughout the United States Food and Nutrition The Minnesota charter statute does not specifically address food service. Charter schools have the same responsibilities in this area as school districts. While nothing in state law mandates that public schools must provide meals to students, in most cases it will be necessary. This section includes information on: Funding Food Service Options Resources The Food and Nutrition Service at the Minnesota Department of Education administers the School Meal Programs. The programs include: the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special

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  • Here’s One Way to Improve School Lunches

    May 4, 2016

    Alice Park @aliceparkny March 23, 2015 Yellow Dog Productions—Getty Images For many children, half their daily calories come from school lunch With so many children getting about half of their daily calories from school meals, it’s critical that school cafeterias provider healthier options. The latest research suggests one way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables   If everyone had a personal chef, we’d all eat better. And if every school had a chef overseeing its recipes and menus, then kids would eat better too, right? That’s the idea behind the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics. With

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  • National School Lunch Program

    April 16, 2016

    Information about applying for and administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Program Information What is the National School Lunch Program? What are the benefits of participating in the program? What type of lunch must be offered? What is involved in operating a National School Lunch Program? How do we get paid? What types of agencies may participate? Where can we get assistance? Whom do we contact? What is the National School Lunch Program? The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program that assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious lunches to children at reasonable prices. In

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  • District Schools Highly Satisfied With Lunch Cashier System Cafeteria Software’s performance and customer support – School Food Service Directors

    April 16, 2016

    The Wordware mission with Lunch Cashier system for School District 's  is to actively contribute to the health of children, district staff, lunch cafeteria staff, students and other eligible customers by preparing, marketing and food service cafeteria software application.. Nutritious meals will be offered at a free and reduced price for eligible students while maintaining a financially accountable program. Wordware Lunch Cashier system assists with your staff and parents to the new lunchroom software and is always here to help with any questions that may come up encounter while the process or after implementation Schools quickly learned how helpful our

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  • Spotting Trends Based on ‘What We Eat in America’

    April 14, 2016

    Using a computerized dietary-intake survey program and serving-size aids, interviewers are able to help volunteers recall their dietary intakes. (USDA-ARS photo taken by Stephen Ausmus) March is National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of our efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation. The U.S. food supply is abundant, but many consumers are experiencing nutritional shortfalls. Some are overfed but undernourished at the same time. Observing trends in U.S. diets is possible based on food-consumption data collected during the annual “What We Eat in

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  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School installed the Lunch Cashier System to automate the tracking of student lunches.

    April 14, 2016

    In the cafeteria, we installed the Lunch Cashier System to automate the tracking of student lunches. Then as the student eats hot lunches at school or purchases milk, they present their ID card (the same ID card that is used in the library, see above) and the funds are automatically deducted from that student’s account. We also offer many academic, sport, and social gathering opportunities for students, staff, parents, and the community at large to come together and unite as one in support of the school and its mission. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School has been accredited by the

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  • Totino-Grace High School install New Computerized Lunch Ticket System

    April 13, 2016

    For Parents and Students - Totino-Grace High School install New Computerized Lunch Ticket System / School Lunch Software / Nutrition Software www.wordwareinc.com Wordware, Inc. School Lunch Software is No.1 Lunch Cashier System for School Lunch Computer Program and cafeteria payment system. We are pleased to announce the implementation of our new computerized meal ticket system. Our provider, Taher, Inc., has selected Wordware, a Minnesota-based company, specializing in school lunch point of sale software. Recently you should have received a letter from the food service department indicating your child’s lunch ID number as well as your lunch account balance as of September

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  • Bearcat Diner – School Food Service Department – Kearney Public School

    April 13, 2016

    Bearcat Diner Offices are located at Sunrise Middle School 4611 Avenue N Kearney Nebraska  68847,  308-698-8158 BEARCAT DINER MENUS New! Parent Newsletters Find out about Whole Grains Develop a Healthy Body Image 20 Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks Healthy Happy Children Fitness & Nutrition for Families Do Children Need Nutrition Supplements Could the Media have a Negative Impact on Your Child's Health Childhood Obesity Child's Play Offers More Than Fun BMI Report Card Breakfast Remains the Most Important Meal of the Day 5 Dos and Don'ts for Supermarket Survival 4 Tips for Keeping Your Food Safe and Your Family Healthy Making Healthy

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  • VAIS uses a computerized lunch accounting program (Wordware LCS1000 Mayflower)

    April 13, 2016

    Breakfasts and Hot Lunches The cost of an elementary school lunch is currently $1.95. Monthly lunch and breakfast menus can be found on the district website. Students who do not wish to eat a school lunch should bring a lunch from home. These students have the option to purchase milk in the cafeteria. VAIS uses a computerized lunch accounting program. Only one account is needed per family. Accounts must contain a positive balance. Families have two options for making payments to the account: (1) Checks made payable to Child Nutrition can be sent to : Child Nutrition Services P.O. Box 930007 Verona,

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  • Independence Community School District – School Lunch Software

    April 13, 2016

    Independence Community School District - School Lunch Software Access your School Lunch Account Online and Make Payments It is quick and easy to check your lunch account balance and to setup an account to make payments online! To check your account, first go to the Independence Community School District’s website. www.independence.k12.ia.us On the ICSD’s home page, about halfway down in the grid, Click on “School Lunch Program.” Then the next page, on the left side, will have a section where it says, “Lunch Account Balance”. On the page it takes you to, click where it says, “CLICK HERE to check

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  • Elgin Public Schools – Wordware, Inc. Family Login Becomes More Secure

    April 13, 2016

    Elgin Public Schools - Wordware, Inc. Family Login Becomes More Secure The school year is upon us and we have rolled out a new tool allowing families to use usernames and passwords to check their lunch account balance online.  This will ensure family financial information remains secure. What do I have to do? Log in to Wordware, Inc. family login as usual using the Lunch Account Balance link in the Quick Links section of the front page of our website. A short message will come up with a message regarding the changes and an option to complete the registration form.

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  • St. Louis School Lunch Software Wordware – Pay Online and track child meals

    April 13, 2016

    St. Louis School Lunch Software Wordware - Pay Online and track child meals St. Louis School uses Wordware Cafeteria Software to process all cafeteria operations. One feature of this software is to automatically send emails to families with low balances, replacing the time and expense of producing paper statements for families with access to email service. Contacting families concerning their lunch account will be handled electronically, without involving additional personnel or expense, while keeping you better informed. Families will be able to view their account balances anytime using the online access feature. Daily Web Email Software: • Printed statements will

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  • Prescott School District- School Lunch Account Change

    April 13, 2016

    The new online payment service for school lunches is in place. The new program, FeeZee, has a direct link to WordWare, so families can now make payments while accessing the WordWare Family Website. Fees for online payments are a percentage of the transaction. The Efunds program will be phased out as of February 1,2015. For families who are not already enrolled, WordWare School Lunch Software access information was recently sent out. If you have not received that information, please contact TinaStenroos. Any questions about this change can be directed to TinStenroos, Director of School Nutrition, 715-262-5389, ext 3181. PRESCOTT COMMUNITY

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  • The Parker School District tracks lunch using wordware’s School Lunch Software

    April 13, 2016

    The Parker School District tracks lunch using wordware's School Lunch Software Parents remember you can check your family lunch account balance by going to the Parker home-page, www.parker.k12.sd.us, “For Parents” section, Wordware link. You can now also add money to your child’s lunch account from your computer! Click the “e-Funds for Schools” link within the “For Parents” section on the Parker School website for

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  • Loyola Catholic School – hot lunch account software for your family

    April 13, 2016

    Loyola Catholic School - hot lunch account software for your family wordware School Cafeteria Software, School Lunch Software, Nutrition Software Hot Lunch Info Mrs. Peggy Pettis   April menu Cost of Lunch 2015-16 K-3 $2.40/ meal 4-8 $2.50/meal 9-12 $2.60/meal Civil Rights Statement Wellness Policy Wordware Family Website Instructions Free & Reduced Lunch Information Account Balance Information To access the webpage for your child’s hot lunch account balance information, click here. The Family Id Number is the Id number which appears on your balance sheet in the past. Your PIN number is the last 4 digits of your telephone number

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  • Winona Area Catholic Schools tieup with Wordware for School Lunch Software

    April 13, 2016

    Winona Area Catholic Schools tie up with Wordware for School Lunch Software " USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer." The link below will take you to the login page to access your family lunch account information and current balance. 1. Click on the link to go to the Wordware website. 2. "Click for family login" in the upper right hand corner. 3. Enter your username(Family ID) and password (Pin#). 4. Select the state (Minnesota) and school name (Winona Area Catholic Schools) from the drop down list. 5. Sign in and your account information will appear. https://family.wordwareinc.com/login **Accounts will

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  • Big Foot High School – Food Service /Lunch Account Software

    April 13, 2016

    Big Foot High School - Food Service /Lunch Account Software Lunch Account Balance Notification How will I know when my account gets low? When your account reaches $5.00 or less, the cashier will let your student know. An email will also be sent when your account is $30.00 or less to the primary email address, if it is on file. No letter will be sent out. Parents may check lunch account status using the Lunch Account link at the top of this page. Lunch accounts are updated daily at 2:00 p.m. on the WordWare Web site. What’s New in the School

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  • South Tama Country CSD – Family Lunch Account Software

    April 13, 2016

    South Tama Country CSD - Family Lunch Account Software e~Funds For Schools e~Funds for Schools allows you to deposit funds in your family lunch account, pay your Family Registration fees, or pay for student activity tickets, by transferring money from your checking account or charging to your credit card. There is no fee for Cash transfer transactions, and a credit card transaction fee of only $1.95. You'll need to register first, and you'll want your family lunch account ID when you register. When submitting a payment, click on the "New Payments" tab so that you can  make separate deposits for Family Registration,

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  • Annunciation School – Lunch Program

    April 13, 2016

    Since 1920, Annunciation Parish has served the religious, educational and fellowship needs of our community. We are proud to inspire children, foster faith, and encourage ministry for the common good. The Heart of the Community. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Lunch Program A nutritious hot lunch is provided each day by Caravan Kids Catering. Current prices for lunch are $3.30 (K–8). Milk is an additional 40 cents. Free or reduced price lunch may be available according to family income. Eligibility follows federal guidelines and is determined through the financial

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  • Hill Muray School – WordWare Account/School Lunch Software.

    April 13, 2016

    Welcome to Taher Food Service Parents: Would you like a weekly email that let's you know what your student's cafeteria balance is? Nancy Lynch, Director of Taher Food Services at Hill-Murray, has offered to send weekly emails to parents informing them of their students' cafeteria account balances. There's no fee for the service. If you'd like to receive the weekly notification from Mrs. Lynch, please send her an email at nlynch@hill-murray.org. Follow us on Twitter See what's cooking in the H-M cafeteria! Watch for daily updates that'll make your mouth water! Follow us: @hmcafeteria Menus March Apri A la Carte Helpful

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  • ChartwellsK12 at Farmington Schools – Lunch Account Balance / School Lunch Software

    April 13, 2016

    ChartwellsK12 at Farmington Schools - Lunch Account Balance / School Lunch Software Welcome to ChartwellsK12 at Farmington Schools We do more than feed hungry students at Farmington School District.  We improve the well-being of our students by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love.  We engage students and all of their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day.  Our wide variety of menu items, programs and initiatives nourish student's bodies, minds and spirits. LUNCH ACCOUNT NOTIFICATIONS:  Beginning in January 2016 we will no longer be stamping students hands for a low lunch

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  • Manitowoc Public School District – Services – Food Service – Family Account Information

    April 13, 2016

    Manitowoc Public School District - Services - Food Service - Family Account Information Family Account Information You may check your family lunch account balance online or get weekly notices using our online service through Wordware Inc. What does this mean for you? If you have yet to register online, and you would like to be able to check family balances; or get a balance update sent weekly, you would need to contact the Food Service Office so they can email you a “Family Key” registration letter. More Information For more information please contact our office by email or phone. Julie

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  • Plainview Elgin Millville Community Schools – Lunch Account Balances and Online Payments

    April 13, 2016

    Plainview Elgin Millville Community Schools - Lunch Account Balances and Online Payments Access to lunch account balances and online payments for lunch accounts is now processed through our Wordware Nutrition software. If this is your first time accessing your account through this system, please follow the steps below. Otherwise, click on the Wordware icon below to view your balance or make an online payment. Effective March 9, 2015: PEM has implemented a new system for viewing lunch account balances and payment of lunch accounts with debit & credit cards. This system requires the use of our Lunch Account Software, Wordware, to view the

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  • School District 145 Waverly – School Lunch Software – Online Payment

    April 13, 2016

    Lunch Balance & Payments School District 145 Waverly - School Lunch Software District 145 provides the option for families to view and pay their lunch balances online.  This is done in partnership with our lunch software vendor (Wordware, Inc.) and an online payment processing service made for schools (e~Funds for schools).  You can also send payments with your child to school and our staff will deposit it into your family account. Check Your Lunch Balance Here: Directions for checking lunch balances online with Wordware can be found here. Make Online Payments Here: Directions for making online payments with e~Funds for Schools

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  • Brookings School District – School Lunch Software Instructions

    April 13, 2016

    Brookings School District - School Lunch Software Instructions Welcome to the Brookings School District Homepage. Superintendent Dr. Roger DeGroot MISSION STATEMENT Working Together....Educating with Excellence....Inspiring Learners for Life GOALS Improve communication among home, school, and community. Provide quality education to prepare students for their futures. Promote respect and responsibility among all individuals. School Lunch Software Instructions Resources... Teacher Student Parent Wellmark I

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  • Denmark School District – School lunch Software Nutrition Softwares

    April 3, 2016

    Check out what's for lunch today at Elementary School, portal for detailed menus, nutritional analysis, allergen info, and more for School District of Denmark. School enters data into WordWare and other computer software programs, generates reports, disseminates information and notices to teachers, parents, and other District employees, and responds to requests for information via e-mail. WordWare, used to keep food service records   Visit Here for School lunch Software Jody Behringer Director 920-863-4220 behringj@denmark.k12.wi.us Denm

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  • School nutritional program to provide best Nutrient for the child – Wordware Inc.

    April 1, 2016

    Need to start thinking out of the box for your school lunch program? Some days it is hard to find where ‘out of the box’ is. Try viewing this You Tube video for starters, “School Lunch in Japan – It’s Not Just About Eating!” (youtube.com). It is a totally different experience to that of our USA approach to school lunch so it’s worth a trip out of the box! The students eat in their classrooms with their teachers, for a 45 minute lunch period that same as a class. We first notice students bringing their personal items in their lunch

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  • Hormel Foundation Gifted & Talented Education Symposium June 13-16, 2016 Austin, MN

    April 1, 2016

    Pre-Conference: June 12, 2016 Administrator Day: June 13, 2016 The annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium provides an opportunity for educators, counselors, administrators and parents to gain greater understanding of the unique needs of gifted and high potential learners. Participants attend in-depth sessions focusing on foundational knowledge, creativity, curriculum strategies, and social/emotional needs of gifted and high potential learners provided by the field’s finest regionally, nationally and internationally recognized presenters. All are welcome to register and attend the symposium. Registration closes June 1, 2016! K

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  • 2016 StateScoop 50 Awards

    April 1, 2016

    MN.IT Services is up for State IT Program of the Year based on their work on Minnesota's Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS). The award recognizes influential state and local IT programs that have delivered cost savings, superior performance results and partnerships between agencies. Voting for the winners in each award category are open now through April 15. Visit the StateScoop site and show your support with your vote! Criteria Voting is now open for the 2016 StateScoop50 Awards! Cast your vote today to recognize and celebrate the top 50 leaders in state and local IT. The StateScoop 50 Awards

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  • Food and Nutrition Program Administration – School Nutrition Programs

    April 1, 2016

    Food and Nutrition Service helps local schools and districts work to decrease salt and fat, increase fiber and use low fat dairy products, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables in students' meals. Find more resources, guidelines and information about these programs on our website sections about Health and Wellness, School Nutrition Programs (especially Meal Patterns and Menu Planning) and the Food Distribution Program (see the whole grain pilot program information under Partners). The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity provided a number of recommendations on healthy food in schools. Read the report on the Let's Move website. Community Eligibility

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  • North Middle School Computerized accounting system for food service account

    March 31, 2016

    Students and families welcome to North Middle School! We have a computerized accounting system that allows families to deposit money into a family food service account. Only one account is used for all family members. This is a debit system, which means that funds must be deposited before withdrawing money to cover the cost of breakfast or lunch. All students will be issued a four (4-digit number that they will enter into the lunchroom computer. This number stays with the student from year to year. Payments for breakfast or lunch are automatically deducted from the family account. Every one must

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  • SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM (SCHOOL FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM)

    March 30, 2016

    An accounting system and the necessary forms for its maintenance are prescribed by the StateBoard of Accounts. If these forms are properly maintained for your program, you will have little difficulty obtaining the information needed to prepare monthly federal reimbursement claims, quarterly financial reports, etc. Effective internal controls of cash receipts and meals served are built into the system by using one of several methods. The methods are the use of properly maintained and approved class rosters, prenumbered meal tickets, and cash registers. Computerized cash systems could be used after submission and review by the State Board of Accounts. All

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  • The Healthy Eating Index: How Is America Doing?

    March 30, 2016

    March is National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of our efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation. About half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity. These include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poor bone health. More than two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and youth are overweight or obese.  Trends in food intake show that Americans

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  • Connection Between Children’s Emotions, Mental Skills and Eating Habits

    March 30, 2016

    Agricultural Research Service scientists are studying the relationship between eating behaviors and cognitive control as an avenue to address childhood obesity. ARS photo by Scott Bauer. American children are gaining weight. Obesity now affects one in six children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a major concern because extra pounds can increase risk for developing serious health problems in children, including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While strategies to reduce childhood obesity include improving diet and increasing exercise, USDA scientists are looking for ways to prevent behaviors in

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  • Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines

    March 30, 2016

    This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. The annual adjustments are required by section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The guidelines are intended to direct

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  • Child Nutrition Program Integrity

    March 30, 2016

    The Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.  Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. This rule proposes to codify several provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 affecting the integrity of the Child Nutrition

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  • The School Nutrition Association ‘s 70th Annual National Conference (ANC)

    March 30, 2016

    The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the stat. SNA's 70th Annual National Conference (ANC) will be held July 10-13, 2016! Join more than 6,500 attendees, including school nutrition professionals, industry members and allied organization representatives at SNA’s premiere school nutrition event of the year. Come prepared for a fun, educational and thought-provoking experience in beautiful San Antonio, Texas! The Event of The Year Join thousands of your school nutrition peers for a four-day experience unlike anything else in the K-12 foodservice industry. When you walk through the doors of

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  • Riverside Elementary School – Register for Star Food – Chicken!

    March 29, 2016

    Welcome back! We look forward to serving everyone again this school year. Remember, if you are not registered at Wordware, the lunch cashier system, go to https://family.wordwareinc.com and click the orange ‘Quick and Easy Registration’ link on the right side. Email erdjea@sdmfschools.org or call (262) 250-6462 to request the family key you will need in step 2. You can then monitor your family lunch balance, see daily student purchases, set your own low balance email notification level and make an online payment using FeeZee, plus more! If you have any questions regarding the school lunch program, please don’t hesitate to

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  • Ashwaubenon School District – Manage your Meal Account (Wordware Nutrition Software)

    March 29, 2016

    Welcome to the Ashwaubenon School District where we have a long-standing history of high academic achievement and student opportunities . We provide a comprehensive PK-12 educational program with instruction at all levels to meet the needs of all students regardless of their differences in abilities, interests, and learning styles. Our extensive co-curricular program enables our students to become well-rounded individuals. Ashwaubenon is unique in the region for our world language program in which German and Spanish are offered to students from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and for being one of the first school districts to implement a community service

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  • The Cornell School District Launches Wordware’s New Nutrition Software LCS1000 Mayflower

    March 29, 2016

    The Cornell School District incorporated The Lunch Cashier System software by Wordware, Inc. for keeping track of the lunch program. The Cornell School District is excited to launch phase one of the new nutrition software.  The nutrition department has updated their systems to LCS1000 Mayflower by Wordware Inc. LCS1000 Mayflower is a comprehensive, integrated food service management solution for K-12 School Districts. It provides all of the tools required to run a smooth and efficient food service operation. LCS1000 Mayflower is a suite of easy-to-use, highly-integrated software modules. It may take a few weeks for everything to get up and

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  • MADISON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT LUNCH ACCOUNT POLICY

    March 28, 2016

    The Madison Central School Board’s policy regarding meal accounts effective for the2011-2012 school year is as follows: 1. The cafeteria computer will give the cashier a “low balance” warning whenever an account is below $15.00. For example, all students in a family of three (3) would begin receiving warnings from the cashier when the family balance is below $15.00. When the cashier issues the warning, the balance before purchases is displayed on the computer screen. 2. Account statements are mailed or emailed to all families with students who have a balance of $15.00 or below in their lunch account. Account

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  • SPCS (Springfield Platteview Community School) provides e-Funds For Schools to allow families to choose a couple of different online payment options

    March 28, 2016

    SPCS provides e-Funds For Schools to allow families to choose a couple of different online payment options for your student lunch accounts. You may choose to have payments automatically withdrawn electronically from your checking account or charged to your credit card. There is a convenience fee for using this program. Parents will be charged a $1.00 fee each time a payment is made into a family lunch account online. Because we have a Family Lunch system, payment for the entire family can be made through one student. If you choose the credit card payment option, there is a different convenience fee. You will be charged the $1.00 fee plus 1.99% of the total payment. For

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  • Software to replace school lunch tickets in Onalaska

    March 28, 2016

    ONALASKA, Wis. - Here's a scenario: You're an Onalaska parent, and you give your high school student, Junior, $2 per day to buy lunch in the a la carte line. You hope he chooses a balance of nutritious foods, but you have no way of knowing whether he's blowing the whole $2 to buy cookies every day. Next year, if you doubt Junior's dining decisions, you need only phone somebody at the school district's food service program to get a report of his a la carte purchases, thanks to a new software program approved Monday night by the Onalaska School

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  • The Osseo Middle School and Osseo High School will be starting an after school snack program

    March 28, 2016

    The Osseo Middle School and Osseo High School will be starting an after school snack program. Every child who is attending an educational or enrichment activity, in an organized, structured, and supervised environment after the end of the school day during the school year is eligible for a free snack. A snack will be two of the four food components: milk, grain,fruit/veg, meat or meat alternate. Lunch Account Information Osseo-Fair child uses a computerized program for breakfast, lunch and milk. To briefly review how the program works; each family will have a family account from which money is deducted each

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  • St. Louis School uses Wordware Cafeteria Software to process all cafeteria operations

    March 28, 2016

    Welcome to the St. Louis School Cafeteria! Hot lunches are served daily in our cafeteria.  All students are expected to eat lunch.  Lunch orders are taken each morning during homeroom.  A cafeteria lunch will be provided to any student without a lunch.  Milk break and lunch charges are paid to the cafeteria.  All cafeteria charges are available online through Wordware Cafeteria Software. Our monthly lunch menu is available online as well. Please click on the link below to view the current month lunch menu: www.stlouiswaco.org/pdfs/Lunch Menu/lunch.pdf Please click below to log into your online lunch account: http://family.wordwareinc.com/login/ www.wordwareinc.com St. Louis

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  • School District of Menomonee Falls School Nutrition Department School Lunch Software

    March 22, 2016

    Dear Parents and Guardians, The lunch and breakfast prices for the 2015 - 2016 school year are as follows: Lunch Prices Breakfast Prices Grades K – 5 Hot Lunch $2.10 Grades K – 5 Cold Breakfast $1.35 Grades 6 – 12 Hot Lunch $2.45 Grades 6 – 12 Cold Breakfast $1.40 Grades 9 – 12 Specialty Meal $2.75 Grades 9 – 12 Hot Breakfast $1.60 Reduced $0.40 Reduced $0.00 Adult Lunch $3.50 Adult Breakfast $2.25 Milk $0.40 Milk $0.40 Meeting the Healthy Guidelines Every day at every school we offer a Garden Bar with fresh fruit and fresh vegetables to

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  • Peanut butter started out as a healthy food with all nutrition included in the School Lunch Software menu

    March 21, 2016

    A child in my rural neighborhood loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner during his entire elementary and junior high years.  It’s all he wanted to eat, even forgoing pizza for his beloved PBJ sandwich.    Pondering this love for tasty peanut butter and jelly, it seems like the perfect food to research in trying out the Food Timeline by Lynne Olver, a reference librarian with a passion for food history.  It’s available on the website, http://www.foodtimeline.org, starting by Ms. Olver in 1999.  The site notes that she passed in 2015. It is amazing, fun, and interesting

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  • Wordware dedicated for providing best nutrition software to the schools for School Lunch

    March 18, 2016

    In looking at the development of school lunch programs with integration of school lunch software, one theme becomes evident. Students perform better in the classroom if they are properly nourished. Going back to Europe in pre-US colonial times, the first evidence of a food program started because a teacher wanted to feed his students a nutritious meal on a tight budget.   Over the years, different cities and countries in Europe gradually developed systems for feeding hungry children so they could study better. Today’s national food program in the US has roots in many small food services across the country, sponsored

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  • District Schools Highly Satisfied With Lunch Cashier System Cafeteria Software’s performance and customer support – School Food Service Directors

    March 15, 2016

    The Wordware mission with Lunch Cashier system for School District 's is to actively contribute to the health of children, district staff, lunch cafeteria staff, students and other eligible customers by preparing, marketing and food service cafeteria software application.. Nutritious meals will be offered at a free and reduced price for eligible students while maintaining a financially accountable program. Wordware Lunch Cashier system assists with your staff and parents to the new lunchroom software and is always here to help with any questions that may come up encounter while the process or after implementation Schools quickly learned how helpful our

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  • District Schools Highly Satisfied With Lunch Cashier System Cafeteria Software’s performance and customer support – School Food Service Directors

    February 17, 2016

    Wordware mission with Lunch Cashier system for School District 's  is to actively contribute to the health of children, district staff, lunch cafeteria staff, students and other eligible customers by preparing, marketing and food service cafeteria software application.. Nutritious meals will be offered at a free and reduced price for eligible students while maintaining a financially accountable program. Wordware Lunch Cashier system assists with your staff and parents to the new lunchroom software and is always here to help with any questions that may come up encounter while the process or after implementation Schools quickly learned how helpful our team

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  • LCS1000 Mayflower

    February 10, 2016

    This is a top rated cafeteria system that is easy to deploy yet feature rich and powerful. Our solution is ideal for school cafeterias, college and universities, hospital settings and commercial building cafeterias. Schools and businesses see us as a trusted advisor, helping make their cafeterias run efficiently and cost effective. Highlights: Point of Sale – Intuitive and User Friendly, Robust Reporting, Fast Lunch Lines, Integrates with any SIS Free and Reduced – Best of Breed Solution, Unique Timeline Keeps Process on Track, Increase Staff Productivity by Reduced Processing Time Superior Technology – Multiple Deployment Options (Cloud, VM, Server or

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