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The expansion follows successful pilot programs at two elementary schools and one high school.
strategic planning action plan
Although there are many models for evaluating competency, Penn State University's Jim Korner has had success with a system that includes five broad disciplines...
handwritten thank you
Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.
One tactic includes introducing students to produce with appealing names, such as dragon fruit and rainbow carrots.
School officials say a USDA pilot program has expanded their access to local food, and provides them with the flexibility to order food when they need it.
Since the program’s implementation in 2013, one district has used $77,000 from its reserve fund annually to break even.
wasted food garbage
While the Food Date Labeling Act as written only applies to consumer food products, it could have a trickle-down effect on other areas of the food industry.
Far more managers will qualify for time-and-a-half pay unless their salaries are raised or their hours are cut.
bbq baked potato
In FSD’s May issue, we profiled Country Barbecue Co., a self-branded dining concept at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater that smokes brisket, pork, chicken, sausage and turkey on-site. The baked potato is topped with house-smoked brisket, cheddar and green onions for a hearty, filling dish.
Students at a local school will learn how to make vegetarian tamales and later showcase the dishes they helped create.


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