How purchasing cooperatives are changing the way schools buy from vendors

Every year, school districts all across the country release multiple Request for Proposals (RFPs) to procure a full range of goods and services including cafeteria food purchases, equipment, office supplies, technology services, and more.  While RFPs play an essential role in the buying process, they are also very time-consuming and costly to develop. That’s why many districts are increasingly turning to purchasing cooperatives to simplify the entire procurement process.

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Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

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Summer has ended and a new school year is here! We look forward to serving you and the families in your community as you ramp up for your busiest time of year.

We know the start of school is a critical time for you and your staff. Our goal is to help make it as calm and stress-free as possible (though as a parent myself, I'm not sure that it is!) by anticipating your needs and questions in advance.

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We Went to #ANC22 In Person! Here's what we loved the most.

After two years of virtual conferences, the Heartland team was excited to attend #ANC22 in person. There's nothing better than having the opportunity to interact and have fun with so many nutrition professionals from across the country.

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[New Designs] Free School Menu Templates For The 2022-23 School Year!

Our school menu templates are back for the 2022-23 school year with all new designs! With three designs to choose from, these templates are the perfect way to showcase what's for lunch each day.

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3 Reasons You Don't Want To Miss Connect 2022!

Join us virtually March 21-24, 2022 to learn about your heartland products, connect with your peers, and get inspired with new ideas! Of course, there are many reasons to join us at Connect this year, but here are our top three:

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A Look Back at SNA ANC 2021

The 2021 School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference (ANC) is in the books, and this year it was virtual! With over 1,000 attendees and 140 exhibitors, #ANC21 was nothing short of amazing. Our team had the opportunity to not only have a virtual booth, but also host a roundtable discussion with a fantastic group of SN Professionals.

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“If I knew then what I know now”

 

Starting Fresh & Looking Forward

You’ve heard the phrase “If I knew then what I know now...” It’s a chance to imagine how our current lives might be different if we possessed the insight or wisdom that we’ve since acquired.  Maybe we apply this phrase to something in our youth, to the earlier days of our careers, or simply after starting and making progress on a new project.  In some cases, it’s not so much something new as it is just additional emphasis and prioritization of certain values based upon our experience of life events.  

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[New Designs] Free School Menu Templates For The 2021-22 School Year!

Our school menu templates are back for the 2021-22 school year with all new designs! With three designs to choose from, these templates are the perfect way to showcase what's for lunch each day.

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A look back at Connect 2021

Last month, we welcomed hundreds of school professionals at our first-ever virtual Connect 2021 conference! This was a great opportunity for everyone to learn about their Heartland products, get inspired with new ideas, and connect with their peers.

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Get ready for the new school year with our Summer Webinar Series

This school year is likely to bring a number of new challenges and obstacles for many districts. If you're feeling unsure about what you need to do in order to get ready for the fall, you're not alone. We want to make sure you have the information and knowledge you need so your staff can stay safe and your operation can run as smoothly as possible. From serving in the classroom, creating a cashless campus, or using an online meal ordering platform, we are here to help make the 2020-2021 school year a success.

If you missed our Summer Webinar Series, don't worry! You can still check out the recordings and get prepared for the new year:

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