Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
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Aging diners are ushering old-school health indicators back in vogue, though they’re reluctant to pay more for items flagged that way.

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Find out how to build a healthy, sustainable foodservice program by forging connections with community, students and farmers.

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Staff at Provo School District use creative food displays to encourage healthy eating. 

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As the definition of healthy continues to evolve, consumers are demanding transparency across foodservice channels to discern whether a meal fits their own definition.
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Kayla Webb, executive chef at Muse School, has transitioned the private K-12 day school in Calabasas, Calif., to an entirely vegan menu over a three-year period.
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The popularity of Meatless Mondays and the growing number of people who call themselves “flexitarians” have impacted menu development in the noncommercial sector.
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With the goal of making 10 of N.C. State’s best-sellers 10% healthier, including this tomato bisque, Lisa Eberhart teamed up dietary interns with campus chefs.
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A new University of Illinois study finds diners largely ignore nutrition labels. Here's how operators are menuing health without the halo...
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Shutting off water fountains and switching students to bottled beverages has been the de rigueur safety move at schools from New Jersey to Chicago to Flint, Mich., whose governor signed a bill...
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Former White House chef Sam Kass has ideas for getting better-for-you options on the menu—and actually getting them to sell. And it starts with the marketing message.

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