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Signature Series Concepts

Our Signature SeriesTM branded concepts enable us to enhance our clients’ menus and increase the selections offered in our secondary school cafes. They also allow us to create an efficient servery, designed to improve the flow of traffic and increase speed of service.

Breakfast Programs

Breakfast Programs


Studies show an increase in both attention skills and knowledge retention when children begin their day with a balanced, nutritious breakfast. Furthermore, children who skip breakfast are at a higher risk for obesity due to overeating later in the day, slower metabolisms and the tendency to choose less healthy food options.


Whitsons School Nutrition offers our school communities a variety of breakfast service options that will benefit their students and support the goals of the school nutrition program. Depending on the school’s individual needs, we can offer breakfast in the classroom, continental breakfast in the café and/or various hot breakfast options.  Under each scenario, breakfast options vary daily and conform to state and federal requirements. We customize our breakfast programs based on each school’s serving times, space constraints and other parameters to maximize participation.

Elementary School Lunch

Elementary School Lunch Programs


Our focus at the elementary school level is on developing life-long healthy eating habits by providing great tasting, complete, nutritious meals in a fun, interactive manner. We offer a variety of hot and cold menu options for a well-rounded menu, emphasizing the use of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and sensible snacks. Highlights of our program:

  • Focus on nutrition and wholesome ingredients
  • Meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious
  • Award-winning Nutrition Safari® nutrition education program
  • Attractive posters, flyers and décor that reinforce nutrition messages

Secondary School Lunch

Secondary School Lunch Programs


Secondary school students want more choices, yet they must still be guided to selecting healthy menu options that will cultivate life-long healthy eating habits. At the secondary level, we offer a retail-style food court environment, with many choices from which to select. However, the emphasis is still on fresh, nutritious offerings and positive nutrition education messages. Highlights of our program:

  • Delicious meals presented in a vibrant, food court environment
  • Fun and fresh offerings marketed under our Signature Series in-house brands
  • Increased variety and selection
  • Name brand accouterments, such as dressings, condiments and packaged healthy snacks
  • Quick and friendly service