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USDA releases proposed rule for professional standards for schools

Training and requirements for hiring are addressed in the latest part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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A new look for FoodServiceDirector.com

FoodService Director’s redesigned site makes it easier than ever for operators to find trends, news and research.

When weather forces the closing of school most kids greet the news by pulling up the covers, rolling over and going back to sleep.

Beth Emery, R.D., is the new director of Dining Services at Boston College (BC). Emery, who joined BC late last semester after working for 25 years at Aramark, will report to Associate VP of Auxiliary Services Pat Bando.

Steve Maiocco has been hired as assistant director of dining and executive chef at the State University of New York at Canton. Maiocco came to Canton from SUNY-Potsdam, where he was the executive chef.

Randy Sparrow, CDM, has been hired as the system director, food & nutrition Services and environmental services, at ProHealth Care, in Waukesha, Wis. Sparrow now oversees food and environmental services at ProHealth Care’s three hospitals, the corporate headquarters and 19 clinics.

A year ago this week, I and millions of my fellow residents of the Northeast lived through the terrifying experience of Hurricane Sandy. It was only the third hurricane to strike New York City since I had moved there in 1984, and it was by far the most destructive.

Catch up on September's Emerging Trends, including sausage skirmish and boomers eating out more.

Have you been following the dining services drama at the University of Miami during the last few weeks? Here's the short story.

Here in New York City, the editors of FoodService Director magazine and foodservicedirector.com have orchestra seats for the weather system meteorologists are calling Frankstorm, Superstorm and Storm of the Century.

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