Everyone has tales to tell about "mystery meat", "lunchroom ladies" and even a few about favorite school lunch meals. Nostalgia is fun, isn't it?
It's also an earning and a learning opportunity.
We started "Rememories Of .com", and have been profiting from nostalgia since our launch on January 1st. We just launched MenuRx.com, a network of work stations where individuals and groups can use several free, online tools to easily prepare cookbooks for home or professional publication.
We are adding an "Old School Cafeteria" sub domain to Menu Rx and challenging schools to start their own, cookbook fun*raiser for school projects.
That general category, and its many possible niches, has tremendous marketing and teaching powers.
Old cafeteria recipes are available online and through longtime lunchroom employees. Some will require re-portioning and all will require new nutrition labeling. (We define "old school" as being before the recent changes in school lunch menus)
Recipe booklets can easily be printed and sold locally, with more positive buyer reaction and higher profits for the school than can be earned through bake sales or selling magazine subscriptions. Larger books can earn even more, and be marketed through Amazon for a risk free, on going source of revenue.
But the real benefits come from "The Generation Effect", the increased memory that a person experiences from doing, rather than simply reading. This project will be hands on experience in healthy food portioning, ingredients, nutritional content and menu planning ----- All important contributors to future health and well being.
Some of the "concierge" services available to users of Menu Rx are outsourced. We can provide a limited number of those pro bono to non profits, but that budget is limited. We can't possibly handle the number of worthwhile school fun*raisers that we want to help.
Please help us provide schools with a new way to teach important skills and fund important projects. Every dollar that we raise will fund "concierge" services for school projects.
Hugs are nice, too.