Sages insist that necessity is the mother of invention, but we’d argue that it’s just as easily born of a passion for improvement. Day after day, school nutrition professionals ask themselves: How can I make things easier for my amazing staff? What can I do to improve the meals and recipes we offer to our students? How can I make school nutrition an even better, more rewarding career choice?

“A Tale of Two Innovations,” a new SN Plus article, highlights the creative spirit of school nutrition professionals by doing a deep dive into a pair of award-winning initiatives. Discover a collaborative operator-vendor partnership in a metropolitan Atlanta school district that produced a new piece of kitchen equipment with the potential to improve work-smarter efficiencies in districts all across the country. Learn about a greenhouse initiative in a remote Alaskan school system that provides fresh, healthy produce to each of its 415 students all year long. Big and small, these are impactful projects.

Individual SN Plus articles are published periodically as extras to School Nutrition magazine’s print and digital editions. You can read “A Tale of Two Innovations” on your device or print out a hard copy. Share it with your team members. We simply ask that if you share it outside of the school nutrition community, credit should be provided to School Nutrition/School Nutrition Association.|

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School Nutrition thanks Conagra Foodservice for its generous support in making this article available.

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