High school diversifies menu with rotisserie chicken
University takes multi-pronged approach to reduce food waste
USDA launches digital applications for Child Nutrition Programs
Overtime pay regulations—what’s next?
Northwestern University cooks up a customer-focuesd program
How seasoned FSDs avoid taking the job home
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
How operators grow staff-run gardens
A breakfast food truck
Recognize excellence outside your department
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Washington University explores American Indian cuisine
Zero-waste soups and stews
Savory yogurt is here to stay
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
2015 LTC Census: The state of Senior Living
The Big Picture
Leisa Bryant: Winning by learning
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
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People on the Move
Going gluten free without the labor
Campus dining halls go gluten free
Natural energy drinks on the rise
Oct. 17, 2016
Rubber gloves get benched
When the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, switched from standard latex gloves to nitrile gloves, it also set up a recycling program.
July 19, 2016
Use excess product to create new dishes
Golden Living Administrative Office uses its Menu Forward idea to empower staff to develop menu items and keep leftovers in check. It also keeps the freezer clear.
July 19, 2016
Use in-house branding
Savor at McCormick Place developed the Green Thumb brand for menu items featuring its rooftop bounty. The brand is promoted alongside a green certification.
June 15, 2016
Cut food waste by incorporating excess ingredients
Penn State University dining reduced food costs by designing menus to utilize cast-offs, resulting in the total utilization of a product instead of waste.
April 11, 2016
Spotlight residents' produce in the meal program
Pennswood Villiage has a three-acre gardening program that allows residents to drop off their produce in the kitchen for use on the facilities' menu...
March 21, 2016
Let students grow cafeteria produce
The culmination of Mason City Schools' child nutrition department's farm-to-school project began with the purchase of grow bags and ended in the cafeteria...
March 7, 2016
Offer prizes to reduce food waste
Students at Misericordia University can become members of "Mom's Clean Plate Club" by showing their clean plate to an employee positioned at the disposal area...
Jan. 15, 2016
Offer incentives for thinking green
Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...
July 20, 2015
Farm-raised food disposals
Our dishwasher raises pigs, so the majority of the food waste goes to feeding them. A lot of residents worry about wasting food, so we reassure them.
May 7, 2015
Juice to reduce vegetable waste
We use a juice machine to juice vegetable trim waste.
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