K-12

Operations

K-12 pizza competition to raise money for unpaid meal charges

The Sizzling Slice Showdown asks school nutrition operators to submit their best pizza recipe to raise money to go towards tackling school meal debt.

Operations

Minnesota bill would provide free milk to students who bring lunch from home

Also in this week’s legislative update: A Oklahoma bill would encourage farm-to-school efforts in the state and Hawaii and Tennessee consider implementing universal free meals at school.

Fourteen Texas high school culinary teams were challenged to create a vegetarian lunch entree as part of Aramark’s annual Culinary Star Competition.

A new report examined school meal participation in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and Vermont during the first school year the states implemented policies mandating healthy school meals for all.

A new study reveals that California school nutrition programs are experiencing vacancy rates that are three times higher than that of U.S. public school teachers.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: A Kansas bill would prevent the state from participating in Summer EBT and Ohio lawmakers tackle lunch shaming.

Young brings 30 years of industry experience to the role.

The 53 grants will increase the availability of local foods in schools and more.

Chef and Assistant Nutrition Director Richie Wilim drew on his restaurant background to create the course, which will instruct participants on how to master skills like menu planning and mise en place.

Chartwells K12 CEO Amy Shaffer says that the foodservice provider will be leaning into tech as it makes plans for the future.

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