Emerging Trends

The latest foodservice industry trends, insights and innovations
afterschool program

A new report by the Food Research & Action Center sheds light on which states are succeeding at after-school nutrition participation and which ones are not.


The newest member of Los Angeles Unified School District’s dining team doesn’t look like anyone else on staff. 

buying small
It’s not just about local—finding small producers with a good story is key.
menudirections panel

FSDs left the culinary event with a wealth of ideas to help implement healthy options at their operations. 

plant-based food

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

healthcare foodservice

Healthcare FSDs identified problems and ideated solutions at MenuDirections 2018. 

menudirections panel

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

school lunch

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


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

school breakfast

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



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