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By student demand, district ups vegetarian, global options
Spic and span—on a schedule
When catering goes wrong
Keep schedules running smoothly during summer
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
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Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
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50 Greatest Menu Hits
Creating Healthier Menus
Greatest Hits of the Season
Healthy Recipe Revamp
K-12 Census: Making the effort
2016 FSD Menu Survey
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Noncommercial's Biggest Players
Colleen Wright-Riva: Long-term vision
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Mediterranean diet programs making waves in healthcare settings
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Aug. 8, 2017
Career plans help foster talent
Senior leadership meets twice a year to do organizational talent planning for every position from the top down. We talk about who are the potential high-performers.
May 15, 2017
Use recipe contests to boost worker engagement
Chesapeake Public Schools created a competitive recipe contest between schools in the district using pantry items and new ingredients.
April 14, 2017
Get the most out of chef competitions
Skidmore College patterned its chef culinary competition after the one pioneered by the University of Massachusetts. This year, 11 teams of college chefs registered.
Jan. 17, 2017
Nourish workers with snack stations
Penn State University added fueling stations in its units for its workers who need a snack. Snacks include trail mix, crackers, cookies and water.
Jan. 17, 2017
Help employees buy in with business cards
Overlook Medical Center gives new hires abridged business cards to help with confidence.
Nov. 15, 2016
Recognize excellence outside your department
The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital decided to expand its employee of the month program outside of the department.
Sept. 15, 2016
Appreciate employees with pizza
Kansas State University does an annual employee recognition on a day it's closed during the year. Managers and some of the student workers come in and eat pizza...
May 23, 2016
Show employee appreciation with handwritten letters
Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.
Dec. 15, 2015
Let staffers create their own meals
Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.
Dec. 8, 2015
Holiday bonuses for time-crunched staff
Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.
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