• Top 10 Ways to Involve Students in Your School Nutrition Program

    Posted by Lisa Truax at 6/1/2017

    SNA releases the Top 10 Ways to Engage Students in School Nutrition!  

    Start small and refresh your efforts to engage students with SNA's latest resource tool.

    1. INFORMIngredients to Engage
    5. INVOLVE
    8. CONNECT
    9. RESPOND

    For more information on how to engage with your students, click here.


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  • Ready to Get on Board?

    Posted by Lisa Truax at 5/19/2017

    With last weeks webinars, the Cooperative Purchasing Connection is asking School Food Authorities (SFAs) to band together and join the food All Aboard solicitation process by signing a Letter of Commitment to participate in the food service and distribution programs for school food nutrition.  Other programs and soliciations will include ware wash (e.g. chemicals, soaps, sanitizers) and small wares (e.g. pots, pans, utensils).  Schools may choose to utilize any or  all of these programs.  

    The Letter of Commitment (LOC) must be emailed to us no later than September 29, 2017.  This deadline is in place to ensure enough time for aggregating data and ensuring all needs of the participating SFAs are considered.  The earlier we receive commitments and data from you the quicker we can begin our process in developing the RFP documents.  Please submit your agreement via email to: ltruax@lcsc.org.

    Letter of Commitment - CPC/Minnesota
    Letter of Commitment - CPC/South Dakota

    SFAs or schools boards seeking further information may contact Lisa Truax or Melissa Mattson at 888-739-3289 or ltruax@lcsc.org for more information.

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  • CPC Hosts Food Service Webinar

    Posted by Lisa Truax at 5/8/2017

    A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle: Cooperative Purchasing for K-12 Food ServiceWebinar Image

    The Cooperative Purchasing Connection hosted its first round  of food service procurement webinars as we hoped to have answered many of your questions pertaining to food service and procurement regulations. Remember, CPC is able to conduct the competitive solicitation process on your behalf, as we are a cooperative of School Food Authorities (SFAs).  All you need to do is join the process.

    As a recap, we've included access to both the webinar recording as well as the presentation slides.  

    Presentation Slides (PDF format): A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle

    Webinar Recording: 
    MN: A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle (May 9th, Minnesota)
    SD: A Solution to the Procurement Puzzle (May 10th, South Dakota)

    Visit our Q & A page to review questions asked during the webinar and solicitation process!

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  • CPC to Host Food Procurement Webinar

    Posted by Lisa Truax at 4/28/2017

    Food Service Procurement - Regulations Require Action

    Act Now

    Join us for a one hour webinar to learn how and why we bid on your behalf.

    This important webinar will outline:

    • Reasons why food service must be bid competitively; review of procurement guidelines
    • Competitive bidding process done on your behalf
    • Letter of Commitment
    • Focus Group participation

    It is highly recommended that both business managers and food service directors attend the webinar.

    Webinar Options

    May 8th @ 2pm CT: Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA8981473B
    May 9th @ 9am CT: Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA8981473E

    South Dakota
    May 10th @ 2pm CT: Register http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA89814730
    May 16th @ 2pm CT: Register http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED50DA89814639

    Unable to attend the webinar, follow this blog for Q&A and a posting of the recorded webinar.

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