School Nutrition

How Peanuts can fit in School Nutrition

There are few foods that are as nutritious and well-loved as peanut butter. It offers a nutritious option that counts as a protein in the school meal. 

How to be Fearless About Food Allergies in Schools

More than 98 percent of school-age children can enjoy peanuts without any issue and food allergies can be safely managed in schools while still making them available to non-allergic students.

School Recipes that Deliver on Taste and Nutrition

There’s a common saying in school nutrition that a food is not nutritious if kids don’t eat it. Peanuts not only provide more plant-based protein than any other nut (7 grams per serving), they also may make other healthy foods, like whole-grains and vegetables, more appealing to kids.

Making School Breakfast Cool (and Safer): Adopting Top Trends & Managing Food Allergens

National Peanut Board is always looking for ways to support school nutrition professionals as they work to serve nutritious and safe meals to their students. We’re proud to have partnered with the School Nutrition Association for a new webinar, Adopting Top Food Trends & Managing Allergies at School Breakfast, now available for school nutrition professionals on demand. School breakfast is one area where we believe peanut butter has great potential to help school nutrition experts adopt some popular trends, while meeting student’s nutrition needs. In the webinar, Donna Martin, Ed.S., RDN, L.D., SNS, FAND and school nutrition director in Burke County, Georgia, and I help answer common questions about serving peanut butter products during school breakfast – and to show how peanut butter can fit regardless of how breakfast is served.

In Spite of Pandemic, Hungry Children Score Big with School Breakfast

School breakfast is an essential part of getting kids ready to learn, so this year's School Breakfast Week theme of Score Big with School Breakfast truly fits. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting this need has been challenging because kids aren't always in school in person, types of service offered has varied greatly, and there have been a variety of barriers to overcome for both school foodservice personnel and participating students. But child hunger doesn’t take a break and neither did our country’s school nutrition heroes. In fact, school nutrition pros have gone above and beyond to help meet the needs of students.

Peanut Nutrition 101

Did you know? Peanuts have more protein than any other nut and the good fats that help fight hunger. More nutrition facts here.

Feeding Students in a Pandemic: Celebrate and Learn From School Nutrition Heroes

School nutrition professionals across the country have been incredibly innovative and shown a commitment to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that children across the country continued to be fed, even when schools closed suddenly in the spring due to the pandemic. 

Back-to-School Peanut Butter Recipes!

Summer is coming to an end and now it is time to get geared up for the school year.  Whether school is virtual or in person, everyone still needs to eat! We know kiddos love delicious meals and snacks. Not only do kids (and parents!) love the taste of peanut butter, a two-tablespoon serving has 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of filling fiber to help power through each day.

“It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done”: How School Nutrition Pros Meet the Challenge to Keep Students Nourished During Crisis

In schools around the country, cafeterias work like well-oiled machines. They are often the largest foodservice operator in a community and serve hundreds or thousands of meals in just the span of a few hours every school day. Students stand in orderly lines and select their prepared meals, quickly entering and exiting the cafés newly nourished with the energy to learn.

But what about when school doors unexpectedly close and education goes 100% virtual? During the current pandemic, schools have had to rapidly adjust to help meet the needs of their students.

4 New School Food Trends that are Perfect for Peanuts

The School Nutrition trends report research has been published! School Nutrition Association’s 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report summarizes findings from a survey representing over 800 unique districts from all SNA regions in May and June, 2019. The School Nutrition Trends Report has been conducted by the School Nutrition Association every year since 1998! The research is used to highlight the most important “hot” trends that affect schools nationwide.

    

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