Stay upLIFTed was created for you, the school nutrition professional, to provide you with a source of inspiration for keeping your nutrition initiatives in mind as you operate your programs this year. On this website you can find all upLIFT materials that include ideas and resources from other Arizona school nutrition professionals in an effort to help you to Stay upLIFTed!
Our monthly Stay upLIFTed webinars feature an Arizona school nutrition director who will speak about their nutrition initiatives, current food service model, menu ideas, and tips and tricks to implement their initiatives in schools. These webinars are intended to provide you with real, applicable and helpful information that you can use to operate the best school food service program possible at your sites this year.
Each month, Stay upLIFTed will highlight one school food service director leading the way to implement best practices to serve nutritious meals through an efficient meal service operation and is making every effort to keep their nutrition initiatives alive. The Director Spotlight will include details about their personal endeavors as well as emphasize all their actions to ensure they are carrying out an outstanding school food service operation this year.
This resource breaks down exactly how Arizona school districts are able to pull together some of the beautiful and nutritious meals that are being served this year. It outlines everything from the food items, packaging, labor, and food safety considerations that went into the creation of these meals/components so that you have all the information you need to do the same!
This year, the Stay upLIFTed Research Rundowns will be aimed at providing you with the most relevant information that may be applicable in the various situations you may encounter as you operate meal service this year.