new concepts

Susan Santos, assistant director at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., won the Steal This Idea contest held at MenuDirections 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., last month.
A study out of San Diego shows students make healthier decisions at lunch when guided by emoticons and with a prize incentive.
Stephen Ritz founded the nonprofit Green Bronx Machine with his students at New York City’s P.S. 55, which has installed more than 100 gardens at schools throughout the city.
One Texas college is running a pilot program, selling beer and wine at a number of home baseball games.
Some parents and teachers say the free meal takes up class time and wastes food by serving students who don’t want or need it.
montana aquaponics
A 200-gallon system enables the University of Montana to grow leafy greens and raise fish on campus.
food waste
Foodservice operators are demonstrating that food waste recovery is a viable alternative to landfill dumping.
Rocky Dunnam
Rocky Dunnam has made a difference at Bivins Foundations by creating a Chef Demo Day, organizing a culinary internship program and writing new menus.
eat lebanon valley college
At Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., an academic initiative called E.A.T. is encouraging students to be more mindful of what they eat.
We educated students, parents and staff about local products and healthy eating. Vendors donated prizes to give to kids who filled out surveys for feedback on their products.

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