SN Magazine: April 2022

April 2022 Issue of School Nutrition Magazine
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Every child’s food journey is going to be a little bit different—some will try anything from a young age while others will be hesitant all the way up until adulthood. But you have influence in the way your students approach school meals and, in turn, their food journey. This month’s Food Issue of School Nutrition looks at all the creative ways you can encourage new tastes and textures, introducing children to new nutritional opportunities at any age.

In This Issue

A School Lunch Trend Trifecta

All the cool cafeterias are doing it! There’s a reason that charcuterie, elote (aka Mexican street corn) and hot sauce are such a hit with school nutrition professionals and the students they’re serving them to. These lunch trends are adaptable to meet your school’s needs/resources, plus they encourage adventurous eating.

Entice with Spice

Banish blandness from your cafeteria by using the flavors and aromas you get from spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, cloves and others. These spices help you create authentic, flavor-forward, global-infused menu items that will pique the curiosity of even the pickiest eaters.

Fantastic Food Photography

Ever prepare a meal that looked so good you wish you could just show it off to the world? An experienced photographer shares his tips on capturing food in all its eye-catching glory so you can promote new foods to students, share your cafeteria’s nutritional endeavors on social media, and get your school community excited about mealtime.

#NSLW22 & #NSBW23 Preview

We’ve got the themes for upcoming National School Lunch Week and National School Breakfast Week! Break out the bell-bottoms and tie-dye for a groovy ‘60s- and ‘70s-inspired NSLW this fall, and then start thinking about the building blocks of healthy eating for when NSBW takes on a construction theme next spring. We’ve got plenty of ideas and inspiration to get you started!

Food Focus: The Enduring A-Peel of Citrus Fruits

Pucker up to promote the sweet-and-sour taste of citrus fruits among your students. There are all kinds of ways to enjoy oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and other citrus delights both as part of a meal or as a nutritious snack. Learn how to make dishes such as:

Honey Lime Fajitas

Orange Chicken Grab-and-Go Salad

Cilantro Lime Crema

Lemon-Roasted Carrots

Mandarin Fruit Salad

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