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Contract Management for K-12
School Food Service
TAHER’S K-12 FOOD MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Taher’s K-12 school food service management offerings.
Taher’s Focus on Nutrition
We’re food people. Our approach is chef-based, which means everything we do revolves around our chefs’ passion for fresh, high-quality ingredients, meals cooked from scratch, and globally inspired recipes.
It also means we’re keenly focused on nutrition.
We simply couldn’t call ourselves food people if we weren’t committed to serving only the healthiest dishes. We believe good food is good for you… period. But we’re also conscious of the health crisis facing the United States. With childhood obesity reaching epidemic proportions, and the onset of type 2 diabetes increasing every year, it has become every food service providers’ responsibility to scrutinize their practices and move toward healthier offerings.
Taher’s Food 4 Life initiative represents our commitment, in every stage of our operations, to promote our customers’ healthy diet choices.
We purchase as many products as possible; more and more every year, from local farms and organic producers. Our experienced dietitians shape our menus according to the most progressive nutritional knowledge. Taher is the first food service management company in the nation to commit to a total elimination of trans fats from our menu.
We also give our customers the tools to make healthy choices on their own. Along with making nutritional information for the foods we serve instantly available online, we also publish a quarterly Food 4 Life flyer, including tips on healthy lifestyles, environmental issues, and food trends. Plus, since lifelong habits are formed at the K-12 and college levels, we work with school staff to incorporate nutrition into curriculum.
Because, at our core, we simply want our customers to eat what’s best — now and for life.
Food 4 Life Belief Statement
Taher recognizes that nutrition and eating habits have changed over the years, and we are concerned about the impact of these changes on our customers. Consequently:
- We are committed to the health and wellness of our customers and the future of our children.
- We serve food that is fresh, high-quality, wholesome, minimally processed, and promotes a sustainable future.
- Through our Chef Council and Wellness Department, we develop recipes and research new products that support a healthy lifestyle.
- We promote wellness and the teaching of healthy, lifelong eating habits.
- We lead the way in wellness and nutrition and continue to be a leader in our industry.
Taher’s nutrition awareness education program centers around a positive character named NUTRA KID™, which represents good eating practices. NUTRA KID™ helps teach children the importance of developing good eating habits that
extend beyond school lunch. “You Are What You Eat” promotional materials encourage everyone to make wise food choices to improve their attitude toward nutrition.
One goal of the program is to create enthusiasm among children and teachers by incorporating nutrition into the school curriculum. Taher has created several marketing promotions using NUTRA KID™ as a tool to encourage children to choose a variety of foods. Students can access nutritional links on the Web, and on-site posters provide nutritional information on students’ favorite foods.
Taher is committed to assisting in nutrition awareness education for children, parents and school personnel. This partnership will allow our message to reach all students, and help them develop a positive attitude toward eating that will last a lifetime.
Farm to School
Based on the popularity of our Farm to School Program, we have partnered with produce companies to bring farm fresh fruits and vegetables to School District students more often!
We have identified items that can be purchased locally from Farms during their growing season. Students will be able to see the name of the farm and where it is located when we feature farm fresh products.
We are excited to bring the freshest possible fruits and vegetables and use family farms as much as we can during the school year.
TAHER’S FOOD COURTS FOR K-12 EDUCATION
With Taher’s innovative food court system, school lunch lines move more efficiently,
and students can choose exactly what they want.
CLASSIC CAFE STATION
The cycle-menu entrée choices are made from scratch daily, offering a minimum of two selections every day. This station is available for students to choose from on a daily basis.
PIZZA AND PANINI STATION
A daily Panini or pizza choice. Taher’s Signature Pizza starts with a specially formulated crust. After smothering it with our zesty, old-world recopy pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella, we finish it off with a variety of toppings.
Deli Sandwich Station offering made-to-order fresh deli sandwiches and wraps, on choice of bread, served with all pickles, peppers, sauces, condiments, or simply tacos, burritos, wraps, ets.
HOT SANDWICH & INTERNATIONAL GRILL
Presenting burritos, tacos, wraps, burgers, chicken, fish, and other popular items.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BAR
An accompaniment to every meal. This station utilizes self-service and offers students a selection of fresh and canned fruits, and fresh vegetables.
Our A la Carte offerings will include healthier food, snacks and beverages selections, including our exciting and delicious line of Grab-n-Go products; made fresh, they are also available for students on the run Items offered include freshly-made salads, sandwiches, wraps, and homemade soups.