Claire Turner

Recent Posts

6 reasons you need to be at Connect 2020 (+ Early Bird Price Extended!)

Due to the growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Connect 2020 training conference in Durham, NC. Learn More >

With over 150 nutrition professionals and 70+ software training classes - there are a lot of reasons you won't want to miss Connect 2020! So if you've already booked your travel or if you're just reviewing the session catalog, checkout these 6 reasons you and your staff need to be at Connect next year:

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Registration Is Open! Grab Your Seat for Connect 2020

Due to the growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Connect 2020 training conference in Durham, NC. Learn More >

Have you heard? Registration for Connect 2020 is open! Join us this spring in Durham, NC from March 31 - April 2, 2020 for our biggest training event of the year. Register before November 1 to save your seat (and some money!)

From in-depth software training to powerful open-forum discussions, Connect 2020 is your chance to connect with schools nationwide to share ideas on how to tackle the challenges facing our industry and build a network of forward-thinking food service directors and staff.

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Connect 2019: Guest Speakers Announced!

We're excited to announce the guest speakers for our Connect 2019 training conference! From guidance on how to unlock your inner genius to empowering you to advocate for legislative change, these talks are sure to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to tackle any challenge.

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Quick Tips To Optimize Your K-12 POS Menu Boards

Your point of sale is the center of your nutrition operation during serving periods. With an average lunch period lasting only 25 minutes, students want to get through the line quickly so they have time to eat and chat with friends.

While there are many adjustments you can make to speed up your serving lines, optimizing your menu boards can also help shave a few precious seconds off the time it takes to enter a transaction.

Here are 8 tips for building menu boards that help make your cashier's job easier and your lines move faster:

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Register for #Connect2019 - Our biggest event of the year!










Whether your connecting with people, solutions or ideas, a powerful connection can have a huge impact. That’s why we’ve renamed our Heartland training conference to Connect 2019. Join us this Spring for our biggest event of the year!

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9 Dos & Don'ts For Managing Your Nutrition Program's Facebook Page

Social media platforms have become such a powerful communication and marketing tool that even SNA publishes resources to help teach nutrition programs how to create effective social media strategy. While online communities continue to grow and change, Facebook still remains one of the most used social platform, even compared to Instagram and Twitter.

With so many active users, Facebook can be a huge asset to promoting your program and encouraging parents to have their kids grab lunch at school. So let's make sure we're doing everything we can to grab their attention and get real returns with your Facebook social strategy. 

Here are 9 dos and donts to effectively managing your nutrition program's Facebook Page:


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Taking On Vegas: SNA's 2018 Annual National Conference

It's almost here! This year the School Nutrition Association is taking their Annual National Conference to Vegas. From July 9-12, over 7,000 school nutrition professionals and vendors (including us!) will be gathering for the biggest conference in our industry. From sharing bright ideas in educational seminars to visiting over 800 vendors at exhibition, this year's event is sure to keep you busy!

Here's a few things you won't want to miss at this year's Annual National Conference:

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[New Designs] Free School Menu Templates For The 2018-19 School Year!


The new school year is right around the corner and we're excited to release a whole new set of designs for our 2018-19 school year menu templates!  These fun, free, easy-to-use templates are available for you to download now to prep for the new year.

With popular, unique designs that channel the spirit of each month, these menus are sure to catch the eye of your students' parents.

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Happy Holidays (+ 2017 Most Popular Blog Posts)

From all of us at Heartland, we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season and a joyful new year!

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Join us in Nashville for our Heartland Training Conference!

Registration is open for next year's Heartland Training Conference in Nashville, TN! Join us on April 10-12 for extensive software training, guest speakers, open forum discussions, and amazing content.

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