PrimeroEdge Announces New Professional Standards Software to Help School Nutrition Programs

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PrimeroEdge, a leading school nutrition software provider, is releasing a groundbreaking solution to help ease the record keeping burden when tracking the new USDA professional standards.

I feel that school nutrition professionals will benefit greatly from the easy to use website. Having the ability to enter and track Continuing Education will make compliance a cinch!

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service released its final rule on professional standards in school nutrition at School Nutrition Association’s annual Legislative Action Conference in Washington D.C. on March 2, 2015. The final rule necessitates that all employees meet a minimum amount of training hours based on their position level. Additionally, there are increased education requirements that must be met when hiring new district nutrition directors.

New for the 2015-2016 school year, the professional standards rule requires school districts nationwide to record proof that their nutrition program is meeting the increased training requirements. Keeping these dynamic, specialized records for every employee creates an additional strain on school nutrition directors.

PrimeroEdge, a leading school nutrition software provider that helps districts nationwide manage everything from point of sale, to student eligibility applications, to inventory tracking, to online lunch payments, is releasing a groundbreaking solution to help ease the record-keeping burden.

This new module within the PrimeroEdge software suite, aptly titled ‘Team Work,’ allows school nutrition directors to easily track their employees’ continuing education units (CEUs) by simply logging into the PrimeroEdge online dashboard via their normal Internet browser.

PrimeroEdge is providing the record-keeping, employee management tool, Team Work, free to any state education agency or school district that would like a simple and paperless way to comply with the new professional standards regulations.

"I am thrilled we were able to bring the Team Work module to market at no cost. I feel that school nutrition professionals will benefit greatly from the easy to use website. Having the ability to enter and track Continuing Education will make compliance a cinch!" - Heather Bell, Product Manager

In recent months, the Team Work module has been tested with beta customers. These customers have shared overwhelming positive feedback with the PrimeroEdge team.

"This is going to save me so much time! Thank you." - Janet Bowling, Assistant Food Service Director, Murfreesboro City Schools (Tennessee)

Program directors can track employees’ education and training progress through Team Work. This process provides a consistent method of record-keeping and makes it easy to stay compliant.

"I did a training this morning, set it up and printed certificates. This is going to be great and so easy." - Kimberly Smyth, BSN - Food Service Director, Hingham Public Schools (Massachusetts)

PrimeroEdge has made a signup form available at http://www.primeroedge.com/interested-in-team-work for districts and states to be notified when the Team Work professional standards management tool becomes available in their respective states.

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PrimeroEdge is the industry leading provider of software solutions for child nutrition departments in K-12 school districts across the country and assists in serving nutritious meals to over 5 million students daily. PrimeroEdge has many advanced features including Point of Sale, Accountability, Online Payments, Meal Application Eligibility (scanning and online), Menu Planning, Nutrient Analysis, Production Management, Inventory Management, Warehouse Distribution, Central Production, Financials, and Time Tracking. For more information, visit http://www.primeroedge.com.

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