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School Foodservice Resources

If you’re on the hunt for everything you can do with potatoes and everything they can do for your school, you’ve come to the right place! Check out all of the great resources we have to offer!

NEW Student Backpack Guide

This Student Backpack Guide to Potatoes includes information and activities just for students. Learn more about potato nutrition, farming and more!

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Recipe Inspiration Guide

This guide includes operator-submitted, standardized recipes that meet USDA meal requirements, meal contribution equivalents, and helpful hacks & tips to increase participation and menu more potatoes with recipes from school operators across the country.

Learn why potatoes are a delicious, cost-effective and nutritious addition to your cafeteria!

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5-Day Breakfast & Lunch Meal Plan

How to serve delicious potato dishes to your students every day!

We know two things: 1) working in school foodservice is tough   2) kids love potatoes.

That’s why we’ve created this meal plan guide to help inspire & show you how to serve delicious potato dishes to your students every day of the week!

Download the excel menu planners for each age group here: Breakfast K-12   Lunch K-5    Lunch 6-8    Lunch 9-12

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Continuing Education Credit

Watch our four-part educational video series and earn your Continuing Education Credit at the same time! Chef Garrett Berdan, RDN, LD walks you through potato-centric information to help shape your knowledge of the potato industry and how potatoes can help power the performance of your school operation.

You will need to create a username and password so you can return to complete the quizzes and videos at your leisure. Return anytime to show these videos to staff for training or your students as well.

Start School Potato Training

Potatoes Webinar

SNA members can also obtain 1-hour of CEU by watching our latest webinar, Potatoes: From Seeds to Your School Cafeteria, through SNA’s Webinar On-Demand.

Click here to access webinar

Potatoes Raise the Bar E-Newsletters

Catch up on the latest Potatoes Raise the Bar news, operator success stories, and operator recipes by checking out our e-newsletter archive! See how potatoes can raise the bar in your schools and how other schools have been successful with potatoes on their menus.

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E-Newsletter Archive

Salad Bars in Your School

Looking for ways to incorporate potatoes on your salad bar? Download our Salad Bar Schematics Guide.

Don’t Have a Salad Bar in Your School? Check out the  Salad Bars to Schools program to see if your school district qualifies for a salad bar donation!

Download Salad Bar Schematic Guide

Potato Recipes and Education

Potatoes are fun for everyone! Discover the many benefits of cooking and dining together as a family with the 52 Mondays Cookbook.

Learn more about how Potatoes Make the Grade for School Meals.

Download 52 Mondays Cookbook

School Foodservice Recipe Cards

All of our mouthwatering breakfast and lunch recipes are available in easy, downloadable formats so you can have the best potato recipes at your fingertips.

 

Download Recipe Cards Here

Afterschool Snack Program

In addition to being a delicious, cost-effective and kid-friendly solution for breakfast and lunch meals in schools, potatoes are also a nutritious option to consider for after school snacks!

Download the After School Snack Program Handout

Potato Storage for Schools

Potato storage is a serious matter. Keep your fresh potato in top notch quality by following these simple instructions. Download this poster and hang in your kitchens.

Potato Storage for Schools

Meal Time Fun with Stickers!

Download “I Have Potato Power” and “I cleaned my plate with Potato Power” stickers to use during mealtime! Download the Potatoes Sticker Instruction sheet to see how to best utilize the stickers and how to print. All stickers are free to print from our website. All we ask are that photos are sent to us so we can share the your Potato Power stories with others. Download the Avery Templates for: “I Have Potato Power” and “I cleaned my plate with Potato Power


Potato Menu ConceptsPRTB menu concepts

Want to try something new with potatoes on the menu? Download  the 9 exciting kid-friendly menu concepts that incorporate fresh, frozen, and dehydrated potatoes for your school cafeteria. The options for potatoes on the menu are endless and easy to do!


Growing Potatoes in Your Schoolgrowing potatoes

If you’ve never eaten a potato that has just been dug out of the soil, you’re really missing out on an amazing treat. Follow the directions in our How To Grow Potatoes in the Classroom handout.


Classroom Fun!potato nutrition and fun fact1

Think you know the potato? Think again! There’s so much to learn about the vegetable you already love. Download  this printable handout for nutrition info, potato types and fun facts that will get you and your class excited about the spectacular spud!

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