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Great Trays Toolkit for school foodservice

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The Great Trays® toolkit provides tools, information, and resources to plan student-tested nutritious menus that meet current nutrition standards for school lunch and breakfast programs, promote farm to school programs, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.


Preparing food

Choose from a wealth of food preparation tips and recipes.


Get tips, tools, and templates to engage your students and parents in healthier meals.


Learn your options for purchasing fresher or more economical products.

Best practices

Browse this video gallery of schools who have made great changes.

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