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Feb. 8, 2017
NY school districts receive grant for buying local
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.
Feb. 1, 2017
College serves dogfish in dining halls
Chefs say menuing the lesser-used fish is a cost-effective way to support local fisheries.
Jan. 27, 2017
District digs into local lunches
A new program aims to expose students to more local items and give them nutritious choices.
Jan. 17, 2017
Local look: Baked-in savings
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.
Jan. 17, 2017
Adding coffee service without losing space
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.
Dec. 14, 2016
Hospital hosts monthly farm-to-fork meal
The meals aim to improve health and nutrition among hospital staff, patients and guests.
Nov. 15, 2016
3 qualities to look for when vendor shopping
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.
Sept. 23, 2016
NYC schools debut 100% local burger
The schools expect to serve as many as 500,000 of the burgers each day they’re offered.
Sept. 15, 2016
How K-12 operators find strength in partnerships
Here’s how the six USFA member schools are making it work—one obstacle at a time. ...
Sept. 15, 2016
The ins and outs of forming a purchasing 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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