Since 2012, GivingTuesday has been a global initiative that encourages people to do good during the holiday season. This year on November 28th, join the movement and help your community get involved by supporting the causes that matter most to your school district!
Planning a school event can take a lot of time, effort, and resources. From scheduling the event to coordinating all the little details, there’s a lot that must be done. Let’s take a look at the 5 important steps to make sure your event is set up for success.
In the world of school nutrition, efficiency and accuracy are crucial. For Springfield Public Schools in Massachusetts, delivering nutritious meals to over 28,000 students across 66 public schools and 12 charter/parochial schools is no small feat. We recently had the opportunity to visit Springfield Public Schools, where we saw firsthand how they utilize MCS to manage their operations from Back of House to Front of House.
A healthy lunch is more than just a meal. It fuels young minds and supports learning and growth. Every year during the second week of October, National School Lunch Week serves as a reminder that a well-balanced lunch is an essential part of every student's day. By showcasing the importance of a healthy lunch, we can encourage better eating habits while promoting overall wellness among students.
At Heartland, we strive to deliver innovative solutions that strengthen school operations, simplify tasks for parents, and enrich the student experience through our school enablement platform. This includes MySchoolBucks, our online school commerce service that’s trusted by over 30,000 schools and millions of families nationwide.
Our school menu templates are back for the 2023-24 school year with all new designs! You can choose from four designs to showcase your daily lunch menu with ease.
In summer 2022 universal free meal waivers expired and, due to this change, many school nutrition programs are again faced with the challenge of managing student meal debt. In a November 2022 survey of school nutrition directors conducted by the School Nutrition Association, districts reported meal debt as low as $15 and as high as $1.7 million with an accumulated debt totaling over 19 million dollars nationwide.
Choosing the right Point of Sale software for your school district can be a daunting task. With so many factors to consider, from data security to user experience, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. However, one crucial factor that often goes overlooked is how your POS software can help you deal with staff shortages.
In fact, according to the School Nutrition Association's 2023 School Nutrition Trends Report, over 90% of schools report staff shortages as a challenge. Hear from our Nutrition experts, Mike Walker and Katy Munna, as they discuss how your POS software can help alleviate the hardship of staff shortages.
Our Connect conference is our largest training event of the year! This year, we gathered together in-person in Nashville for the first time since 2019. As a Marketing Specialist here at Heartland, I had the opportunity to participate in the conference for the first time. I am thrilled to be sharing my experience at Connect 2023.