Association for Healthcare Foodservice elects new officers

Lisette Coston named president-elect; Laura Watson prepares to become president.

March 19—Lisette Coston, executive director of support services for St. Francis Health System, Tulsa, Okla., was elected president-elect of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice. Coston, who was FSD's 2011 FSD of the Year, will step into the role of president at the 2014 AHF Conference.

Julie Jones, director of nutrition services at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, was chosen treasurer-elect. New board members are Tony Almeida, director of food and nutrition, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.; Angelo Mojica, R.D., director of food and nutrition services, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Toni Watkins, R.D., director of food, nutrition and conference services, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Cedar Hill, Texas.

The rest of the 2014 Board of Directors are Laura Watson, president; Robert Darrah, treasurer; Jacqueline Sikoski, secretary; Beth Yesford, immediate past president; Patti Oliver, past president; directors Dan Henroid and Candi Johnson, and Pat Moran, chair of the Industry Advisory Board.

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion
Shedd Aquarium White Sox Shedd The Straw

The Chicago White Sox have partnered with the Shedd Aquarium to support their “Shedd the Straw” initiative: a plan that the groups expect to curb the use of plastic straws by about 215,000 this baseball season.

Beginning on Earth Day, April 22, drinks at all dining locations throughout the Sox’s Guaranteed Rate Field will not be automatically served with plastic straws. Guests will be provided with biodegradable straws upon request. Guaranteed Rate Field is said to be the first in Major League Baseball to ban the use of plastic straws.

“At one of Shedd Aquarium’s local...

Industry News & Opinion

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation, a philanthropic group that aims to create a more sustainable food system in New England, has announced its creation of the New England Food Vision Prize .

The foundation is inviting foodservice leaders from colleges and universities throughout New England to submit their ideas on how to create a stronger food system that will help the region produce at least half of its own food by 2060.

Qualifying ideas must be collaborative and replicable, among other requirements. The foundation hopes that by reaching out to large food purchasers, like...

Industry News & Opinion
CP building

Central Point School District in Central Point, Ore., is sprucing up its lunch program by adding more locally produced foods and scratch-made dishes, KDRV reports.

A nutritionist and chef from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council trained school staff on 15 new recipes with the goal of upgrading the school lunch menu.

The ongoing project has been successfully implemented in other Oregon school districts over the last eight years. The trainings focus on Oregon State University Extension Food Hero recipes that meet USDA nutrition standards and incorporate locally sourced...

Industry News & Opinion

Carson City School District in Carson City, Nev., hosted its Breakfast with a Hero event this week, Carson Now reports.

Held at an elementary school, the event invited local law enforcement to serve breakfast and eat with students. Officials say the event was intended to help students connect and engage with local officers in a casual setting.

Read the full story via carsonnow.org .

Photo by Dan Davis at Carson City School District

FSD Resources