Karen Weisberg

Karen Weisberg
foodservicedirector@winsightmedia.com


Lt. Sheila LeJeune, MS, LDN, RD, food service director at Lafayette (La.) Parish Correctional Center, has implemented multiple menu, purchasing and sanitation improvements that have tranformed a...
Bill Moloney, senior director for dining and auxiliary enterprises at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has utilized surveys and central production from the Culinary Support Center to take this...
Sue Mitchell, director of nutrition services at Bartow County (Ga.) School System, has created, via automation, group purchasing and other innovations, a self-supporting enterprise. She is also fresh...
Pattie Malloy, general manager for Parkhurst Dining Services at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, finds that being responsive wins customers, and it wins new accounst for her employer. The future look even...

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Students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will be served student-grown produce from the campus farm at dining halls this fall, M Live reports.

The dining team received its first batch of produce from UM’s on-campus farm in June, after students received the proper USDA certification to grow, harvest and deliver food to campus dining halls. In order to figure out what produce is needed, students communicate with the dining department weekly, and Michigan Dining purchases items accordingly.

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Today’s colleges and universities know they should offer more than a large selection of breakfast cereals in the morning and chicken tenders at lunch to appeal to students. When it comes to what’s trending on campuses, here’s a look at what directors can tune into to boost engagement.

1. Expanded dining hours

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