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July 15, 2016
2016 C&U Census: What's trending on campus
College and university foodservice operators are facing down a number of shifting factors, from growing interest in local sourcing to a rise in the minimum wage.
July 12, 2016
School forms subcommittee to balance food quality, budget
A Massachusetts district hopes its new committee will address parents’ foodservice complaints.
July 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton vows to raise wages for school foodservice employees
The presumptive presidential nominee says K-12 foodservice workers deserve a raise.
June 30, 2016
Pricier school lunches for overseas military kids are angering parents
The new prices aren't worth it, the parents say...
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...
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