When you send your child off to school do you ever wonder what they are having for lunch? Do you ever wonder what products are being put on their plate and what options are being made available to them? How schools make purchasing decisions for food that will be prepared for the lunch menu? What nutrition and allergen content is included in that meal? Well, that is what Nourish to Flourish (N2F) is all about!
N2F in partnership with 1WorldSync is addressing these questions for the safety of your children.
The N2F Data Sharing & Analytics Initiative is assisting K-12 schools by providing prototype Menu Planning and Production Records software integrated with standardized product content using the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
The software includes the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number), enabling menu planners to filter items by different criteria and then quickly import the required nutritional and meal pattern credit information individually for each product to correctly evaluate a menu for compliance. Developed by inTEAM with a focus on K-12 menu planning and foodservice workflow, N2F is looking to revolutionize this $9 Billion industry.
Chip Goodman, inTEAM CEO, states that “Each supplier is publishing mission-critical data in real-time to a single N2F data warehouse called CNDataSync. Access to this technology is going to empower schools to markedly improve their students’ meal experiences.”
There are a number of reasons to participate in this critical initiative such as:
This innovative software will generate “win-win” data analytics for everyone across the school food ecosystem.
“School menu planners will be able to filter items by different criteria and then quickly import the required nutritional and meal pattern credit information individually for each product directly from manufacturers into menus. With the product content being sent to Nourish to Flourish via GDSN, this will greatly simplify the effort to build recipes and menus as well as report and track all menu data in real-time for audit purposes.” Michael Clark, SNS, Food Service Director, Crane AZ School District
Learn more about the parties involved for this initiative