SMALL CHANGES LEAD TO BIG FLAVORS

Shaking It Up: Small Changes Lead to Big Flavors

The Shaking It Up! sodium resources provide tangible, practical guidance for school nutrition professionals to implement sodium reduction best practices and strategies in their school foodservice operations. The Shaking It Up! resource page provides a range of educational resources and training materials, including training worksheets and online courses. The worksheets and online courses provide a deep dive into a sodium reduction topic and related strategies, feature scenarios or schools success stories to demonstrate sodium reduction best practices, and include activities to test and reinforce key concepts. The worksheets and online courses can be used for individual learning and incorporated into school staff trainings on sodium reduction topics.

Sodium Reduction in School Meals

Scoping Out Sodium in School Menus
Sodium Swaps: Utilizing Product Substitution
Weighted Nutrient Analysis of Sodium

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Procuring Lower-Sodium Products

Cooperative Purchasing Groups
Incorporating Local Foods in School Nutrition Programs
Utilizing USDA Foods and USDA DoD Fresh Programs
Writing Specifications That Limit Sodium
Working with Your Procurement Partners

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Student Acceptance of New Lower-Sodium Menu Items

Engaging Students in Menu Development
Marketing and Promoting Healthier School Meals

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Using Speed-Scratch Food Preparation to Reduce Sodium

Popular Speed-Scratch Menu Items
Principles of Speed-Scratch Food Preparation
Popular Speed-Scratch Menu Items

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Culinary Approaches to Reduce Sodium

Mindfully Seasoning Your Menus (coming soon)

Strategies, Tips, and Tricks to Reduce Sodium and Enhance Flavor (coming soon)

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Worksheet Series Hyperlink Addresses

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Worksheet Series Hyperlink Addresses

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Worksheet Series Hyperlink AddressesApril 25, 2022 Download

Other Sodium Reduction Resources

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other resources

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Enhancing Flavors Culinary Calendar 2021-22November 30, 2021 Download

CICN Herbs and Spices Posters

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CICN Herbs and Spices Posters

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Dried HerbsApril 06, 2022 Download
Dried SpicesApril 06, 2022 Download
Fresh HerbsApril 06, 2022 Download
Spice BlendsApril 06, 2022 Download
Hierbas FrescasJuly 17, 2023 Download
Hierbas SecasJuly 17, 2023 Download
Especias SecasJuly 17, 2023 Download
Mezclas de EspeciasJuly 17, 2023 Download
CICN Webinar – Scratch-Made Salad Dressings and Condiments
CICN Webinar – Farm to School: Fresh Ideas for Preparing Fall Fruits and Vegetables
CICN Webinar – Leveraging USDA Foods to Alleviate Food Supply Shortages
CICN Webinar – Speed-Scratch: Quick Preparations for High-Impact Menu Items
CICN Webinar – Culinary Techniques for Flavor Enhancement and Sodium

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