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salad shaker
The partitioned, compostable cups that hold breakfast yogurt parfaits sparked healthy grab-and-go ideas throughout the day at University of Texas at Austin.
goat sambal
To control food costs and meet consumer demand for healthier options, some FSDs are menuing plant-based protein alternatives and cutting back on beef.
fisherman fish basket
Andrea Bersamin led a fish-to-school program at two Southwest Alaskan elementary schools. Bersamin and her team developed a purchasing guide for schools.
woman eating chips
Group Editor Kelly Killian hunted down a vending machine after MenuDirections one night, only to find it full of protein bars and healthy snacks.
lasagna rolls
These vegetarian pasta rolls contain sauteed red peppers, spinach, garlic and mushrooms with ricotta cheese, covered in marinara and shredded mozzarella.
apple half snack
Snacking now represents 50 percent of all food and beverage occasions, according to a report on consumer eating behavior from the Hartman Group.
tilt skillet
Operators don't want to be caught without steaming capibilities, but if the kitchen's steamer is on the fritz, it's time to break out the tilt skillet...
Officials in the New Jersey and Michigan districts have responded by shutting off water supplies in some schools and transitioning to bottled water.
Officials say the effort allows students to choose their own produce, contributing to good habits.
The food cart aims to provide alternative meal options for students who want to leave campus for lunch, officials say.

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