Best Practice: Menu Changes to Meet the New Proposed Meal Patterns


The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the National Dairy Council will be offering a FREE Wednesday Webinar on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT, entitled “Menu Changes to Meet the New Proposed Meal Patterns”


This webinar will explore the menu and procurement changes, which meet the new proposed meal patterns, of three school nutrition professionals. Hear how they have reduced sodium, introduced whole grains, and increased the variety and servings of fruits and vegetables. This session will also explore the state of Minnesota’s “Great Trays” program that has helped over 200 school districts prepare for the new proposed meal pattern requirements and teach you how to use the Great Trays resources in your district.


  • Participants will learn about menu changes that they can make to meet the new proposed meal patterns
  • Participants will hear tips on how to source food items that will help meet the new proposed meal patterns
  • Participants will learn about resources such as recipes that can be used to meet the new proposed meal patterns

Program Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM EDT/1:00 PM CDT/12:00 PM MDT/11:00 AM PDT

Duration: 75 minutes (approximately)

View Archived Webinar

Webinar documents

 PowerPoint slides used in the webinar  (pdf)
 Proof of Attendance/CEU Form  (pdf)

Recipes and Resources

Now We're Cooking

Mexicali Chicken

Zucchini Egg Bake

Pepperoni Pizza

Cheese Pizza


Sarah Carroll, MPH
Great Trays Communications Coordinator
Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives
Minnesota Department of Health
Role/Perspective: Presenter, MN Great Trays Program


Mary Anderson
Director of Culinary Express
Wayzata, MN

Role/Perspective: Panelist

Wendy Knight, RD, LD, SNS
Coordinator of Food & Nutrition Services
District 196
Apple Valley-Eagan-Rosemount, MN

Role/Perspective: Panelist

Annette Hendrickx Derouin, MPH, RD, SNS
Director, Food & Nutrition Services
Willmar Public Schools, MN

Role/Perspective: Panelist


Contact Us Advertise on SNA Site Map Media Center Privacy Policy

© 2000 - 2014 School Nutrition Association, All Rights Reserved