Controlling Costs

Tips to keep your budget on target
Just before Christmas, Oak Hills School District in Cincinnati was awarded a federal grant to upgrade equipment at an elementary school.
It’s been only a few months since Smart Snacks in Schools went into effect, but already many operators are on the verge of calling “mercy.”
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In a time when it seems as if prices of just about everything are rising, it is rare to find prices being reduced.
The new addition to the Wood Center on the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks campus was a long time coming.
Students at the University of California, Davis, are now paying more for their food—but some of them may also be getting a pay raise.
Several dining venues on the campus of Illinois State University, in Normal, are no longer accepting cash.
When middle school students return to school after summer break, there will be one major thing missing: the cafeterias.
The following scene is played out daily in school districts all across the country: A child selects a lunch and takes it to the cashier station. The cashier calls up the student’s meal...
The district’s nine high schools are no longer on the federal meals program following a potential $3 million loss in sales due to Smart Snacks rules.
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This month we look at food pricing trends, and the reasons behind them, for 21 food items, as well as the overall agriculture industry, to help you make better purchasing decisions for the year to...

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