Health & Wellness

Promoting customer and employee well-being
In March 2010, Fairview Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility that’s part of the Berkshire Health Systems in Massachusetts, discontinued the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)...
“Pink slime.” Those two words have sparked public outrage from parents and caused a public relations nightmare for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The controversy forced Beef...
Two new concepts at Hallmark Co. headquarters—a grain bar and a flatbread station—offer healthy options to encourage customers to improve their diets, according to Christine...
Foodservice operators at many colleges and universities have developed health and wellness programs, but few have taken their efforts to the extent that dining services at the University of New...
The Dining Services department at North Carolina State University is continually coming up with new ways to help students on the meal plan eat more healthfully. Among the latest ventures are QR codes...
As more college students are diagnosed with nutrition-related health problems, university foodservice programs increasingly are turning to other departments to help provide necessary guidance. One...
A major objective of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is increasing participation of students who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals in school meals programs. The law’s Community...
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In January the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the final meal pattern regulations for school meals, as mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Kevin Concannon, USDA under secretary for...
“We’re already there” is the most common reaction when talking to school nutrition operators about the new meal pattern regulations.  “Most of what is...

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