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Welcome to the Team of School Nutrition

Bringing on staff a new LG (Lunch Guy or Girl) is a big task. Their start and training is essential to everyone. They will affect the synergy of the entire School Nutrition Department, the School Restaurant they become a part of, the school, and most importantly the students they serve.

This 90 second video is my gift to you in an effort to help you get the new LG off on a good start. It is the first of several videos to assist you in creating and sustaining a great menu of LG’s who Serve Students.

It is free, you can download it and use it as often as you like.

If there’s anything I can do for you, just ask.


Email me at Success@MattUpton.net

Call or Text me at 916.708.8103

Those Who Serve Create Possibilities

Ruby, stepping out from the back seat of Mom’s car looks around a once again sees all the people who do not see her. She, wanted to talk with her Mom on the way to school this morning, yet Mom was busy talking on the phone and sipping her Starbucks Venti.

As she walks through the other students, Ruby is excited to see her LG, because she knows that her LG sees her. She will for the first time this will get a genuine smile and feel valued. The truth is that she comes to breakfast less about what’s being served and more about who will Serve her.

While in the line with other students no one talks with her, yet, her LG looks up and not only Smiles at her, gives her a little wink that Elevates her morning. She once again feels as though an adult is Rallying for her and Values her. Once Ruby reaches the front of the line, she hears, Ruby girl how are you this morning?

“I am wonderful now, because of you”, Ruby says with her first smile of the day. At this moment of transaction life Education happens between them. Because Rudy’s LG is there to Serve Students, Possibilities open up for Ruby.

As Ruby’s day of school begins with breakfast with her LG, she is now happy and feels as though someone, an adult truly cares for her. This opens her up for greater possibilities of learning and gaining life wisdom.

LG’s (Lunch Girls and Guys) Serve their students more than great tasting nutritious breakfast, lunch, and sometimes supper, they Serve up Possibilities through their love and belief in their students. One of the greatest assets that students have are their LG’s (Lunch Girls and Guys).

Students may never know the full name of their LG, yet they will never forget the impact you make on them. The life lessons you model before them and once in a while get to say to them.

Those that Serve Create Possibilities!





May I ask a Favor from you?

Welcome to the LG Team

I created a short video to remind returning LG’s of the five things we do for students, it can also be used for brand new LG’s as they become part of the team.

Enjoy it, use it as you see the need for it.

Click on this link to view Welcome to the LG Team



ps. If you have specific needs that I can help with, just let me know and I will do my best to Serve you a solution.

Email me at Success@MattUpton.net



Needing a Mindset Reset?

There are times in most of our lives we need a Mindset Reset. Somehow we have slipped into a lower, heavier, and darker mindset. This lower, heavier, and darker mindset takes a lot of energy to live with in. My experience has been that it also attracts more illnesses and body aches and pains.

Over time and traveling through life I have discovered twelve tools that have a tendency to regularly reset my mindset to  higher, lighter, and brighter space. This space is not occupied by many illness or body aches and pains.

The twelves tools are not a one time fix all after the initial use, You will need to regularly deploy them into your thinking muscle. Once you use these tools on a regular basis and allow them to become part of your everyday routine, you will begin to experience more energy and less illnesses (or, at least I have).

Along with these twelve tools you should consider using what I call the TAAT through down and the Q-Tip principle.

You can reach me anytime by emailing me at Success@MattUpton.net or Calling/Texting me at 916.708.8103

Five Connecting Points to The Heart

Have you experienced a disconnect between your solution or message and those you have the answer for? Those that you know need your insight, wisdom, solution, or service and somehow they are not interested?
Then plan to spend 30 minutes with me over a cup or coffee or tea and lets chat about the five points of connect that can help get your insight, wisdom, solution, or service in the hearts and hands of those you want to serve.
Call me March 1st at 6:30 in the morning(California Time) at 712.770.4010 and use as your connection code 788638. This will be a Live Facebook event as well. I am looking forward to connecting with you.

Soles of Success 2016

Soles of Success

Some of you are aware of a project we have been engaged in for a little over a year now. Last year around this time we been partnering with lunch gals and guys, a few congregations, various disciplines of public schools, and big-hearted people to place 1010 pairs of shoes on the feet of children and students on October 10, 2015 (my birthday). We accomplished our goal and kept going.

Because of the Big Hearted people who have continued to open their Purses and Wallets we have nearly 400 Brand New Soles of Success for the feet of children and students that will enable them to run faster and jump higher/ After some strategic purchases, we still have $972.oo on hand for more Soles of Success.

You are making this happen 🙂

BTW: You can give at www.mattupton.net by accessing the link in the bottom right hand corner of the website. Thank you Thank You.


If you would like to partner with us, email me at Success@MattUpton.net or Call/text me at 916.708.8103. We need many big-hearted people just like you to help more children and students run faster and jump higher.

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The Gripe Zone

This video will occupy just a little over four minutes of your time, yet the five simple thoughts within it could transform your view of Problems, Pressures, and Pesky People. Let me know your thoughts and feelings by commenting or emailing me at Success@MattUpton.net or you can call/text me at 916.708.8103.

Serving Students Love, Acceptance, and Compassion

Serving Students in Our School Restaurants and Cafes across America transforms lives.
Tomorrow as students return to school from a long weekend, many of them will be looking forward to seeing, hearing, and feeling the love and acceptance they receive from their Lunch Gal and Guys. 

The valleys and mountain peaks that Lunch Gals and Guys travel through in their lives prepare them to be the amazing Super Hero’s in students lives. Students who are missing love, compassion, a and acceptance at home crave what Lunch Gals and Guys serve to them while meeting the food and nutrition needs.
Thank you to everyone one of you who make school breakfast, lunch, and supper possible. Not only to you fill their bellies with great tasting nutritious food, you provide them with the love, compassion, and acceptance they crave.
I am Matt and I am your Friend. When I can do anything for you, just ask.

Call or Text me at 916.708.8103

Growing rather than Groveling through PDS “Pressure, Disappointments, and Stress

When we face PDS “Pressure, Disappointments, and Stress”, can we grow through them or do we have to always grovel through them?

I see that there are five steps we can deploy in our daily journey that can give us the stamina to grow through pressure, disappointments, and stress rather than grovel through them.

Step 1:  Take charge of your soul, your mind will, and emotions. Most of us allow our emotions, will, and thoughts to run their own course and follow pressures, disappointments, and stress into the canyon of despair. Yet, we can climb up into the driver’s seat and lead our soul to higher ground.

Step 2: Choose to be a learner rather than a groveler. When we grovel we need evidence to justify our words, emotions, and actions. The very act of groveling dispatches tiny yet effective researchers from our soul to search and discover the evidence needed to justify our continual groveling. Yet, once we decide to be a learner we locate evidence that will coach us to the higher perspective and grow through PDS, rather than lament.

Step 3: Your PDS is testing your resolve to stay true to your course.

Step 4: Redefine PDS, rather than viewing it as the big bad monster that is here to devour you and scare you off, see it as proof and evidence you are close to accomplishing your desire.

Step 5: Your PDS proves to you the validity of your expectations.

Attached is 22 minute audio recording of a discussion we had with several people about these thoughts. It is my hope that you will enjoy it and grow through your PDS.

I am Matt and I am your friend

Email me at Success@MattUpton.net

Call or Text me anytime at 916.708.8103