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Vending machine sales are up 7 percent at the University of Buffalo, but students on the New York campus aren’t buying more sugary snacks and beverages.
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The U.S. EPA estimates Americans generated 37 million tons of food waste in 2013. Here are more statistics on how that breaks down—and how to help.
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What is your reaction to the new USDA dietary guidelines, and how will they affect your menuing? Members of FoodService Director’s Chefs’ Council answer.
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While soda hardly is dead, these stats suggest it is falling flat.
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According to a recent report from market researcher Technomic, sales of vegetable and fruit juices are expected to increase in frequency through 2016.
Ancient grains are making a comeback. Not only are they nutrition powerhouses, many fit into gluten-free diets. These five can add menu variety.
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Ancient grains are the current rock stars of the whole-grain world. From amaranth to wild rice, they are sprouting up on operations' menus nationwide...
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Try Advice Squad member Jim Korner’s ideas to solicit helpful input to share with staff or give you the information you need to fix a problem.
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Sean Gordon, executive chef at Northwestern University's Chicago campus saves time on cleanup with a little ball of plastic wrap during food prep...
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Group Editor Kelly Killian assembled her own student focus group at home. The panel: her two sons, 7-year-old Kevin (2nd grade) and 12-year-old David (7th grade).


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