Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
jackfruit
It emerged as a top food trend on Pinterest’s 2017 predictions, is “the latest miracle food” according to Epicurious, and was called “a nutritional bonanza” by NPR.
health food medicine stethoscope
Technomic’s 2016 Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report shows younger consumers are especially tuned in to functional foods that promote wellness.
quinoa bowl
In a time of growing health consciousness, it might not be enough anymore for food to be merely filling. diners are looking for food with a function.
vanderbilt grain bowl
Three operators share why they’ve put grain bowls on their menus, and how they’ve made them a success with everyone from elementary school students to seniors.
healthy flower plate food

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

farm crops

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

wildcat westride elementary

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

smoothies glasses
As the definition of healthy continues to evolve, consumers are demanding transparency across foodservice channels to discern whether a meal fits their own definition.
muse school produce
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.
sweet pea ravioli
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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