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How the culinary team at the Georgia Department of Education brings scratch-made meals to schools, with excitement baked in

During a session at FoodService Director’s annual MenuDirections conference, the team shared how they build staffs’ confidence in the kitchen and get them to excited about scratch-made meals.


Federal bills look to expand universal free school meal access

Also in this week’s K-12 Legislative Update: Delaware lawmakers advance a bill that would cover reduced-price school meals for students.

The University of Massachusetts and the University of North Texas earned the gold award in the Innovative Dining Program of the Year category.

The winning dishes, including a peach chicken alfredo, will be served to students next week.

The report says that the changes will cost school nutrition programs an estimated additional 3 cents per meal on average.

Foodservice operations are celebrating the holiday with culturally diverse food, special menus, culinary demonstrations and more.

Also in this week’s legislative update: An amended school nutrition New Hampshire Bill goes to the full House floor for a vote.

The 2024 awards ceremony celebrated the diversity of the restaurant industry, from Appalachian-inspired cuisine in West Virginia, to Senegalese food in New Orleans and a Japanese baker in Portland, Maine.

The state has announced it will award $1.5 million in grants to expand farm-to-school programs across New York.

The department awarded over $2.3 million in grant funding to five recipients.

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