purchasing

Through the grant, the districts have hired a farm to school team, implemented a farm to school menu day and purchased fruit sectioners so students can slice their own fruit.
Chefs say menuing the lesser-used fish is a cost-effective way to support local fisheries.
A new program aims to expose students to more local items and give them nutritious choices.
baked bread
The food and nutrition team at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison outsources baked goods to a local shop that hires the formerly incarcerated.
briggo coffee haus kiosk
Here’s a look at how two operators added coffee service with relatively small footprints—with one decidedly futuristic, and the other low-tech but nimble.
The meals aim to improve health and nutrition among hospital staff, patients and guests.
man working food
The old adage says to choose your friends wisely. The same wisdom is needed when choosing a new vendor. Operators share the top three qualities they look for.
The schools expect to serve as many as 500,000 of the burgers each day they’re offered.
dining woman students
Here’s how the six USFA member schools are making it work—one obstacle at a time. ...
farm collective
Purchasing more local, sustainable products is a priority for operators nationwide—but it’s not always feasible. That's where purchasing collectives come in...

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