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June 21, 2016
USDA reports the impacts of using Medicaid data to certify students for free lunch
The data points to mixed results about the method of qualifying students for free or reduced-price lunch.
June 17, 2016
6 takeaways from the CIA’s Menus of Change
The ambitious goals of promoting health and helping the planet can be pursued in small steps, speakers agreed during the three-day conference on wellness and sustainability. Here are some of the...
June 15, 2016
How to come up with a workable pricing plan
Because noncommercial foodservice has a more captive audience than grocery stores and restaurants, and its budget usually is just one piece of a large pie.
June 15, 2016
Skipping the salad bar: A case for premade
Offering ready-made composed salads can cut down on waste, save labor, speed the line and increase fresh grab-and-go items. It can also control costs.
June 6, 2016
The keys to a successful purchasing collective
About 94% of college and university operators and 56% of senior living operators are buying at least some of their products locally, according to data from FoodService Director’s 2016 Foodservice...
June 1, 2016
What's 'health' worth to customers?
Exclusive research from Technomic shows that consumers' demand for "cleaner," less-processed foods does not always translate into a willingness to spend more...
May 24, 2016
3 new concepts shaking up C&U
Check out how these universities are capturing off-campus students, slicing labor in half and shrinking pre-consumer food waste.
May 18, 2016
Labor Dept. mandates overtime for managers making under $47K
Far more managers will qualify for time-and-a-half pay unless their salaries are raised or their hours are cut.
May 12, 2016
Spinning limited-time offers and events into a research opportunity
Thrifty foodservice directors are churning out limited-time offers and events to provide more telling feedback on potential menu items.
May 9, 2016
Mich. university aims to privatize foodservice to cut costs
In an effort to cut costs, Eastern Michigan University is looking to contract a foodservice vendor.
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