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Aramark launches new DEI workforce series

Beyond the Plate aims to educate staff about the cultural significance of the cuisines they serve.


Sodexo acquires Five Star Food Services

Five Star Food Services, a provider of on-site food and beverage services for workplaces, has been acquired by Sodexo’s foodservice convenience solutions arm.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: a federal bill aims to beef up cybersecurity in the agriculture and food sectors and a New York lawmaker renews push for universal free school meals.

Chef demos, farmer visits and more have become commonplace at the district this school year thanks to Director of Food Service Christina Lawson, who focused on growing the district's farm-to-school efforts as part of her capstone for the Chef Ann Foundation’s Healthy School Food Pathway Fellowship program.

The farm is installed in the dining hall so students can watch their food grow.

As part of this year’s celebration, the foodservice provider is offering a special ‘Dine and Delight’ menu which features students’ favorite dishes.

The nationwide competition is being organized by Sodexo, SFSU’s foodservice provider.

The research projects will allow the grocery delivery company to further analyze the impact food as medicine programs have on various population groups.

Size matters when it comes to listing calorie counts, as customers may be more likely to choose a menu item when nutrition info is printed in a larger typeface.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: States continue to take steps toward implementing universal free school meals for all.

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