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Between menu planning, budgets and the other myriad concerns FSDs face, it’s easy to overlook the simple ID and/or cash cards issued to diners.
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So-called fringe benefits such as paid sick and parental leave are anything but fringe in 2017. This year, jurisdictions are enacting medical and family leave laws.
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The No Whey station in the main dining hall at Georgia Southern University offers students meals that are free of the eight most common allergens.
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The demand is up for smoked sausage (+19%), beef brisket (+12%) and beef ribs (+16%) for dinner—a trend noncommercial operators say they are also noticing.
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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.
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Vegetables and grains have stepped into the spotlight, thanks to the “flipping the plate” trend, but protein is still an important part of a balanced diet.
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Throughout this issue, we’ve highlighted stealable ideas in all realms of noncommercial foodservice, from protein-focused sides to legalized marijuana.
The smoothies are part of an initiative to promote healthy eating and fitness.
To keep up with orders, the kitchen prepares a basic recipe that adapts easily to variations. Here, the pancakes are drizzled with cinnamon sauce and white frosting.

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