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University of Rhode Island creates new mobile app

The University of Rhode Island Dining Services launched its first mobile application to assist in student time management and convenience on the go.

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Ban the scan? Biometrics come under fire

Some school districts think biometrics are a key to faster lunch service. But not everyone believes the technology is worth the risks.

Several non-commercial foodservice operators were honored this weekend at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

I was reading an article the other day about a bill currently making its way through the Florida legislature that would ban the use of biometrics in school cafeterias in the interest of protecting children’s privacy.

Students at Millburn High School, in Millburn, N.J., are now able to avoid lunch lines and save time during lunch with a new student-produced app.

From ordering and inventory to information access and storage, technology is helping foodservice departments run more efficiently, but not without some growing pains and a commitment to learning.

FSD of the Month, February 2014: Becky Ellis has enhanced the foodservice program at Carilion Clinic by enhancing patient foodservice.

The three serving lines at Jonesboro High are antique by definition.

The Rutherford County School District is now the only system in Tennessee with 100 percent compostable lunchroom materials, according to school officials.

This month: 10 trends for 2014, FDA curbs antibiotics in livestock, laptops nixed in Michigan cafeterias and more.

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