Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
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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.

tomato bisque soup

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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The “clean” halo doesn’t just apply to the captive audiences served by noncommercial foodservice. Technomic says major chains are using real ingredients too.
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Marydale DeBor, an associate administrator at the Yale School of Medicine, spoke with FoodService Director about hospital foodservice’s role in healing.
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Group Editor Kelly Killian assembled her own student focus group at home. The panel: her two sons, 7-year-old Kevin (2nd grade) and 12-year-old David (7th grade).
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According to a recent report from market researcher Technomic, sales of vegetable and fruit juices are expected to increase in frequency through 2016.

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