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A University of Illinois food economist shares a few guesses as to why consumers ignore nutrition information to guests via cards and labels on the food line.
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FSD spoke to Mary Davis, director of food services for Unit 4 School District in Champaign, Ill., about her experience as a mentor and her advice for others.

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What, if any, food substitutions are you making as a result of weather-related costs or supply issues?

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How are you slipping in healthier ingredients?

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How are you saving on food costs without sacrificing quality?

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What are you doing about the price of eggs?
Aida Samaniego, executive chef for Sodexo at New Mexico State University, offers sugar-free gelatin desserts and fresh fruits as a part of her efforts to provide healthy meals and hinder quick weight...

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Orange County Community College in upstate New York is replacing its dining staff with vending machines , The Times Herald-Record reports.

The staff members, who will be let go in June, include nine full-time and three part-time workers. Students say they will miss the employees and the access to fresh food.

The Orange County Community College Association, which oversees the school’s cafeterias, says the layoffs were partly due to a $150,000 deficit accumulated by foodservice operations last year.

Read the full story via The Times Herald-Record .

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Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, is eliminating paper cups in its Commons dining hall and has given each student a reusable stainless steel mug as a replacement, bates.edu reports.

The mugs were distributed via a promotion earlier this week where students could fill their new mugs with a free smoothie. Stickers and other trinkets were set out for students to use to “bling” their mugs.

Dining services turned to students to determine which type of mug would be offered. The college also installed a mug-washing sink in the dining Commons earlier this year.

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Compass has partnered with Jose Andres ’ ThinkFoodGroup, allowing the chef and foodservice vendor to collaborate at such venues as stadiums and college campuses.

“With this partnership, we have the opportunity to tell stories and connect with people through food on an entirely new level,” Andres said in a release.

The three-year team-up comes shortly after Andres opened a ThinkFoodLab pop-up in Washington, D.C., which will serve as a recipe R&D space for his restaurant group.

ThinkFoodGroup was this year named a Power 20 multiconcept operator by Restaurant...

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