Tufts Dining Services reduces last-night hours on weekends

At the start of this semester, the school changed the closing hours at the Commons from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. due to rowdy student behavior.

MEDFORD,Mass.—Tufts Dining Services recently changed the hours of late-night dining at the Commons Deli and Grill on Fridays and Saturdays, after receiving reports of rowdy student behavior. 

At the start of the semester, the Commons was open for late-night meal swipes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., but cut back according to Isabella Kahhalé, the senator who proposed the late-night meal option.

“The only changes are that now it closes at 1 a.m., and that was due to a bunch of complaints that the [Mayer] Campus Center employees and Campus Center manager had regarding student behavior,” Kahhalé, a freshman, said.

More From FoodService Director

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

Industry News & Opinion

Dining halls at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., are switching from traditional beef burgers to plant-based burgers this week, Central Michigan Life reports.

The plant-forward event is aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable eating on campus. Each evening, a different black bean burger will be offered at campus dining halls, including Greek-and Mexican-themed options and a Cool Sriracha burger.

School officials say they will see how popular the new burgers are with students and then decide if they should continue to offer more plant-based dishes....

Industry News & Opinion

Spring Lake Grade School District in Manito, Ill., has planted an on-campus orchard to begin providing fresh fruit at lunch, The Journal Star reports.

Students and other members of the school community planted 20 apple, pear and peach trees this week. The district hopes to make its first harvest in about four years and wants to incorporate the produce into school meals. The trees were purchased using donations.

Spring Lake’s orchard is an extension of its school garden, which was planted last year and provides produce for the cafeteria.

Read the full story via...

FSD Resources