Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
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FSDs left the culinary event with a wealth of ideas to help implement healthy options at their operations. 

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Operators had a lot to say about plant-centered dining at FoodService Director’s annual MenuDirections conference.

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Healthcare FSDs identified problems and ideated solutions at MenuDirections 2018. 

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If you weren't at this week's MenuDirections conference, here's a tiny bit of what you missed.

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A district manager for Sodexo shares how his teams are building rapport with parents.

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Here’s a sampling of the trends that emerged from the first days of MenuDirections 2018.

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Here’s how operators are participating in the event, which takes place March 5-9.

 
compass local food
The foodservice vendor was listed alongside Starbucks, Apple and others in a just-released roundup of innovation leaders.
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Here are the school districts with the highest breakfast participation among low-income students, based on a recent report. 

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A new wave of K-12 programs are making sure kids don't go home hungry...

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