Outstanding Meals Every Single Day
Food sustains us all. From the kindergartner opening their first books to a business owner closing an important deal, we all need great food to carry us through the day. A cilantro chicken sandwich at lunchtime. An early morning coffee cake or yogurt. Something to give us energy, keep us focused, and able to acquire and retain new knowledge.
Each day, our team works tirelessly to ensure that every meal we serve is tasty, fresh, healthy, and in line with all requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. While Stringent, the standards
Get in touch to get find out how you can begin offering school meal services as unique as your students.
Increase Student Participation
Undernourishment makes it almost impossible to effectively educate a child. Our team has extensive experience in partnering with schools to help raise school nutrition awareness, satisfaction
Working to Reduce Waste
Because of the potential for a school’s meal program to incur costs above the total reimbursement amount and ultimately encroach on the school’s general fund, we work closely with schools to ensure that they are utilizing best practices throughout the meal program.
Boost Student Engagement
We are so much more than your everyday lunch provider. We know that fun activities, special events, and on-site food preparation can help engage your scholars at a much greater level.
Menu Advisory Committee
EACH MONTH OUR MENU ADVISORY COMMITTEE PROVIDES US WITH VALUABLE STUDENT FEEDBACK. OUR KITCHEN, NUTRITION, AND PURCHASING TEAMS REVIEW THE FEEDBACK, REWORK AND REINVENT OUR MENU PLANS.
We want you to be part of that decision-making process. You spend every day with your students, and you hear their thoughts. We believe that you can be a very vital piece of helping to make B4YM the meal provider that your kids will continue to love for many years to come. If you would like to join the Menu Advisory Committee, please reach out so we can help get you started.
SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM
As an extension of our health-conscious based nutritional services offered to our client-participants in the educational community, our Senior Nutrition Program offers both Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals.
Congregate Nutrition has been proven to enhance a sense of purpose, social connectivity and fulfillment by bringing together older adults in a positive social setting. Home-Delivered Meals not only provides access to nutrition and a sense of comfort but are a cost-effective way of allowing older adults to remain in their own homes.
Benefits of Congregate Meals
Creating a Sense of Purpose
Congregate meals provide an activity that seniors can look forward to. Connecting with their peers in a social environment allows positive and emotional interaction for seniors, therefore providing a sense of purpose.
Access to Nutrition
What we Offer
- Family Style Meal Service
- Fresh Meal Delivery
The Benefits of Home-Delivered Meals
Reduction in Healthcare Costs and Food Insecurity
What we offer
- Freshly Prepared Meals
- Shelf Stable
- Better 4 You Frozen Meals
Benefits of Nutrition Education
Senior Nutrition Program Menu Advisory Committee
Our team is committed to supporting your school with a wide range of supportive services. We are fully versed in State and federal food program mandates and can assist you with meeting all day-to-day compliance obligations.
Program & Financial Analysis
Better 4 You Meals can work with your team to do a thorough analysis of your current food service program and help identify areas of improvement or cost savings. The majority of Better 4 You schools attain a significant annual budget surplus from their meals program and are able to reallocate those savings to improve the overall operations of the school.
Our first grade food processing facility also houses Challenge Butter, Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, and Smithway Foods Dairy
Ticket 2 Wellness
We have had success engaging students and
How to Participate
- Wellness Tickets will be randomly placed on various meals several times per month.
- Students must pick up a meal in order to participate and possibly win.
- The lucky student(s) who finds the Wellness Ticket notifies the front office.
- Office staff will notify Better 4 You Meals and prize(s) will be sent the following week.
We work with your school to find the best prizes for your students. Prizes can range from gift cards to free dress days.
We would like the opportunity to help your site reduce food waste and help the environment. If your site chooses to implement the programs below, Better 4 You Meals may be able to offer your campus incentives such as discounts and food service equipment.
Offer Versus Serve
Offer versus serve or OVS is a concept that applies to menu planning and the meal service. OVS allows students to decline some of the food offered in a reimbursable lunch or breakfast. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste and to permit students to choose the foods they want to eat. Because students may choose fewer selections under OVS, guidance is provided on what constitutes a reimbursable lunch and breakfast.
B4YM has discovered a great way for your school to recycle and engage in eco-friendly habits and practices that will lead to a healthier environment. The City of Los Angeles Recycling Program has partnered with LAUSD Charter schools to provide recycling service and bins on a weekly basis for FREE!
This program allows schools to recycle the following:
- Plastics (including plastic bags)
We are proud of our fleet our clean natural gas (CNG) powered delivery vehicles.
Better 4 You Meals takes the responsibility to protect our environment seriously and our goal is to be a trendsetter. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, natural gas is an inherently clean-burning fuel due to its lower carbon content, and when used as a vehicle fuel, natural gas can offer greenhouse emission benefits when compared to traditional fuels.
We are committed to supporting your school with a wide range of food compliance services, allowing you the freedom to concentrate on what’s most important, educating your students. Our team is fully versed in State and Federal food program mandates and will assist you with meeting all of the day-to-day compliance obligations.
B4YM can provide your school with:
- Best practice operating procedures
- Nutritional analysis support using Nutrikids software
- Production and transportation records
- Therapeutic menus
- Analysis of your food program
- Waste management tools
- Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)
We can guide you through the process of:
- Administrative reviews (Audits)
- Enrollment in the USDA Commodities Co-Op for greater cost savings
- Health Inspections
- Developing a Wellness Policy
- Opportunities to participate in grant funding