purchasing

fisherman fish basket
Andrea Bersamin led a fish-to-school program at two Southwest Alaskan elementary schools. Bersamin and her team developed a purchasing guide for schools.
The proposed legislation would require school districts to locally source 10 percent of their food by December 2019.
local produce
Local sourcing is in high demand, but it can present challenges to foodservice directors. Experts in the field share six tips for meeting these challenges.
Forty-two percent of U.S. districts operate farm-to-school programs, according to the USDA’s Farm to School Census.
Bon Appetit was chosen to promote better eating on campus, officials say.
The sports company will no longer offer candy bars, soda, pasta or fried foods at its corporate campus.
healthy vending machine
Vending machine sales are up 7 percent at the University of Buffalo, but students on the New York campus aren’t buying more sugary snacks and beverages.
While the fight to address school nutrition standards and increase funding drags, school foodservice directors are struggling to hold off challenges.
Consumption of energy drinks has been linked to unsafe behavior and serious health consequences, officials at Middlebury College say.
A proposal that would give extra reimbursement to schools that purchase locally sourced food is gaining support.

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