University adds new rice varieties after students complain
Salad bars boost healthy eating, study says
District casts student ‘celebrities’ to promote healthy eating
How to keep customers on-site for coffee
New rules of open kitchen etiquette
Foodservice uniforms: Form, function and flair
Ensuring Food Safety
Food Pricing Database
Fish for partnerships
Host quirky themed days
Focus events around eatertainment
Health & Wellness
Operators Share Their Best
Steal This Idea
Adding creative drinks to holiday catering
What’s driving the nitro coffee movement?
Chicken soup for the low-sodium soul
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
Lucretia Chancler: Helping feed a hometown in need
Thomas Thaman: Creating a healthy oasis in a food desert
The new SNA president sounds off on what's getting in the way of nutrition
FSD of the Month
People on the Move
Wow customers with chili bowls
Penn State helps turn zero waste into reality
The James Beard Foundation and The Blend
Revenue & Promotions
Jan. 25, 2011
Meals in a Bag
We are hosting a Fall Festival Farmers’ Market where we feature two recipes in a bag: apple crisp and butternut squash soup. Each bag includes the recipe, dry ingredients and all non-...
Oct. 8, 2010
To encourage students to become a fan of UMass Dining on Facebook we gave away free T-shirts to students who became fans. They had to sign up in front of us though. We set up three laptops and we...
Aug. 23, 2010
We let our students who have a campus meal plan eat for free every Friday night. Essentially, students could get up to 15 extra meals per semester. It’s a great value proposition without...
June 29, 2010
Pay close attention to marketing everywhere. It can be as easy as adding descriptions such as adding the phrase “Angus” to our burgers, to make them stand out. Simple things like...
June 4, 2010
We held an “Epic Battle of Tastes.” We invited eight chefs from four universities to showcase their students’ regional favorites. We had everything from vegetarian...
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