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Tastes shift from the traditional in FSD’s 2017 LTC/Senior Living Census. Read on to see how things have changed from 2016—and how operators are responding to new demands across the board.
We surveyed operators from across the U.S. about current menu trends and future best-sellers. Here’s a snapshot of B&I, C&U, K-12, hospital and LTC/senior-living operators.
FoodService Director’s 2015 College and University Census polled 167 operators nationwide on their biggest trends. Here are the facts about our respondents.
Students in Duval County will start off the next school year with a brand new menu for breakfast and lunch.
There were 238 respondents in our 2014 LTC/Senior Living Census Report. Each respondent operates foodservice in at least one of the following arenas: nursing home/skilled nursing/long-term care; assisted living; independent living or rehabilitation/psychiatric.
breakfast cereal
We held a blind, March Madness-style event dubbed Serial Cereal Series to figure out if we were serving the right cereals.
New breakfast regulations are easier to meet and are causing fewer negative student reactions than last year's lunch ones. That's borne out by statistics that show participation for the morning meal holding steady in the past two years. This year's K-12 Census Report also looks at the cost per meal, participation levels and the new competitive foods rules...
Forty-five percent of operators reported that their subsidies have increased in the past year, up from last year’s survey, in which only 26% saw an increase.
Other highlights in our 2014 Hospital Census include an increase in patient and retail meal counts.
Gluten-free menu items to increase and a look at local sourcing also included in the 2014 College and University Census.

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