Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
soda bottles

Jazzed-up waters and other low-sugar beverages keep boosting revenue streams. Here’s how three noncommercial operators are keeping up with those rising expectations.

winter salad bar

Make salads feel more seasonal with cold-weather veggies. While salad bars can be the heart of promoting a plant-forward mission, they come with a responsibility.

sea veggies

Just when everyone finally figured out how to pronounce acai, a new superfood may be hitting the scene. Mercifully, it goes by an easier-to-say name: sea vegetables.

veggie breakfast bowl

These six operators are putting plants first on the morning menu. While many chefs have responded by ...


When autumn arrives, bringing with it an ample harvest of apples, it’s time to take advantage. Operators name their favorite varietals and how best to serve them.

bean medley

Speed scratch can be a big scheduling help, but premade items can also be a calorie bomb. Follow these tips for keeping speed-scratch cooking quick and healthy.

beau rivage resort blended burger
Here's how school dining halls are rethinking protein...
chicken shwarma plate

How to get rid of fried fan favorites but not the fans.

tilapia veggies plate
Operators reveal how they’re hooking their diners with fish.
chili spaghetti
Iconic dishes like Cincinnati chili may not be entirely healthy, but they are incredibly popular. How are chefs adapting popular recipes and bringing them to schools?


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