In today’s times, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking themselves if what we eat can help prevent illness. While it is not realistic to think that food intake alone can prevent diseases, healthy eating is an important component of boosting your immunity.  Our immune system, which is our first line of defense in fighting diseases, is a compl...

February 11, 2020

While most of our clients were bundled up at home on MLK day, we were hard at work...and VERY out of our comfort zone! 

Have you ever been scrolling through social media and stumbled upon the step by step videos where they seemingly prepare a full recipe in 3-5 min?

Well we hope you like them, because Pisanick Partners will be rolling out our own series of ...

A Cafeteria Manager

Most of the time, we talk about all things school nutrition from OUR side. We decided to flip the tables to tell a more relatable story, told from the eyes of a cafeteria manager. 

Lauri Nenadovich is the cafeteria manager at Garfield Heights Middle School. She has been in this position since November 2018, but has been a dedicated emplo...

November 6, 2019

YOLO, BRB, IDK and BTY  - does this look familiar?  We live in a world of acronyms.  I don’t know about you but I come from an older generation where we say what we meant.  This is why I am writing this blog. I have become one of those people.  I realize that in school food service, we use a lot of acronyms ourselves.  As I was training to...

February 14, 2019

The Gluten-Free Diet - medical treatment for some, fad diet for others. What exactly is gluten, and how does it affect our bodies?

Gluten is mixture of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye. Several grain products, such as pastas, breads, and baked goods, contain gluten and gluten derivatives. Gluten may also be “hiding” in sauces, soups, and processed...

February 13, 2019

     No doubt you have likely heard the term GMO, but what does that really mean?  A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is an organism that has had its genetic material altered, or modified in some way, through genetic engineering.  Typically GMOs are created when an organism has its DNA altered by inserting the DNA from another host or organism, such...

What an AMAZING and INSPIRING presentation on leadership by Nancy Rice at the SAND meeting today! She discussed many topics including what leadership is, attributes of a leader, tips for being a leader, and team building!


The ability to influence others, with or without authority, and get things done.

The "big three" in terms of leadership, toget...

February 13, 2019

Did You Know?

Functional Foods Defined*

We’ve heard the terms organic, clean label and natural. But what about “functional”? Functional foods have become an increasingly popular term, but what does is it mean? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics defines functional foods as, “whole foods along with fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that have a potenti...

Glucose, coconut sugar, high fructose corn syrup – sugar is sugar, right? Not exactly! Not all sugar is created equal, and not all sugar is bad. What are the different forms of sugar and how do they affect our bodies?

Despite being one of the most demonized foods, sugar actually plays a critical role in ensuring optimal bodily function. All carbohydrates a...

What is that label on the back of food products and what is it telling you? How can you utilize this information and better understand it?

The nutrition label is placed on the back of food to give you an overview of the product that you are about to consume and what it contains. In recent years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made some changes to th...

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