Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
Coffee Cake
Photograph: Los Angeles United School District

Los Angeles Unified School District reworked a signature item to meet federal nutrition standards.

Meal ingredients
Photograph: Shutterstock

Consumer perceptions are changing, and foodservice menus are changing with them.

stir fry

Chefs are building entrees with smaller amounts of meat, moving vegetables and grains to the center of the plate. 

school nutrition

Here's how operators are motivating customers to get on board with better-for-you foods.

chopped
Dietitians are making a healthy impact on the culinary side.
broccoli soup

Innovative recipes are refreshing a lunchtime favorite.

panera food
How to address the concerns of diners still buzzing over this undefinable trend.
healthy dish

How to excite diners about the new face of food as medicine. 

soda bottles

Jazzed-up waters and other low-sugar beverages keep boosting revenue streams. Here’s how three noncommercial operators are keeping up with those rising expectations.

winter salad bar

Make salads feel more seasonal with cold-weather veggies. While salad bars can be the heart of promoting a plant-forward mission, they come with a responsibility.

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