Since 2020, Dr. Schär USA has partnered with inTeam Associates, LLC to improve access to delicious, school-approved meals in K-12 settings.
Founded in 1994, by two of the most respected professionals in school foodservice, Dot Pannell-Martin and Gertrude Applebaum, inTEAM’s founders literally wrote the book on managing Child Nutrition Programs. We continue to revolutionize School Food Service with people, products and experience blending superior technical and regulatory knowledge to deliver quality services that will ensure compliance and improve operating efficiency.
Since being acquired by Chip Goodman in 2004, inTEAM has adapted and developed a comprehensive set of technology tools to leverage and re-purpose basic menu planning data to drive many other mission critical applications. This integrated suite of software applications and mobile apps connect “trade facing” back of the house and front of the house operations under our CN Central and eLearning platforms and “consumer facing” mobile apps for students and parents under our Choosi platform.
inTEAM provides the technology for the Data Sharing & Analytics Initiative for K-12 Schools. Using GDSN, we have integrated industry standard supply chain technology with existing K-12 food service processes to streamline record keeping, improve tracking and accountability, and measure success.
CN Central Meal Planning Menu Planning & Production Record Software
CNCENTRAL Menu Planning & Production Record software is a simple yet powerful USDA approved menu compliance tool. Now integrated with the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), the Data Exchange contains over 75,000 unique K-12 food items and is being used by 100s of schools. Features include:
- GDSN Standardized Data
- Analytics & Business Intelligence
- Production & Forecasting Data
- USDA & Supplier Recipe Database
- CACFP Regulations
- SBP & NSLP Regulations
- Recipe & Menu Sharing
- Tablet Based Kitchen Prep Instructions
- Meal Kits
- Menu Templates
- Base Menus
- Menu Calendar
The Choosi App
Choosi is inTEAM’s consumer facing mobile app and website that provides an avenue for districts to communicate with students and parents. Choosi fully integrates with CNCentral, eliminating the need for any redundant data entry by school nutrition staff. As an optional add-on to CNCentral Menu Planning, Online Menus displayed within the Choosi mobile app and website can easily display a school’s daily menu items along with all the available nutrient and allergen information associated with those items. Mobile Ordering in the Choosi app and website allows students to customize and pre-order grab & go meals from their school cafeteria. Menu planners can use Mobile Ordering to streamline a made-to-order sandwich or salad bar within their cafeteria and shorten wait times or deliver fully reimbursable grab & go meals for pickup anywhere on campus to increase participation.
Meets 100% of Professional Standards requirements for all staff and is USDA complaint report to track Professional Standards training requirements. Custom learning paths ensure learners are on track with their training requirements and includes learner certificates, transcripts and more. A dashboard, standard and custom reports (grades, participation, registration, and usage) in multiple formats. We maintain an extensive library of online courses through inTEAM’s eLearning platform to allow districts to efficiently provide and track professional standards training for their entire staff. Our course catalog meets 100% of professional standards requirements for Directors, Managers, and Program Staff, and the average course can be completed in about 30 minutes using any internet browser, making it easy for staff to schedule it around their workday. inTEAM’s training materials are updated as regulatory requirements change and as system updates and enhancements are completed.
inTEAM’s consultants are experts in both regulatory knowledge and associated software to meet the requirements. We have deep in-house expertise and operational experience at Federal, State, and local levels to work jointly with our customers to comply with program compliance as regulations are updated. inTEAM’s consultants can provide conceptual assistance related to menu planning and associated compliance requirements, including to help prepare for Administrative Reviews. The use of technology alone is never enough. Analyzing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to make data driven decisions is the key to program improvement. inTEAM’s consultants treat customers as partners to plan, implement, and measure the impact of technology driven change.
To help those who work in learning environments properly support their students with celiac disease and food allergies, we are offering a free School Nutrition Webinar Series, which will start on July 20th, 2021. This series will include sessions with experts in the field and provide practical advice on how to build safe menus for children with special dietary needs. We encourage you to share the RSVP link with your local school foodservice team.