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Linking Foodservice to Nutritional Education

"There's a nagging problem within school districts: that by and large, school f/s programs are not considered part of the mainstream education process," says consultant Tom Hinton.

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Refrigeration Innovation

Refrigeration is one of those f/s equipment areas in which innovation comes not with great leaps forward, but gradually, with adaptations here and there that help increase efficiency and user-friendliness.

All the training, recognition programs and orientation procedures in the world won't mean a thing if employees don't know what's expected of them. Indeed, consistent standards and a clearly stated mission are the starting point for any career development effort.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Assn. has announced the winners of its Silver Plate Awards, given annually to nine professionals achieving excellence in foodservice management. All winn...

There aren't many desserts that define the term "comfort food" more precisely than classic pie. Whether it be "everyone's favorite" apple or a French silk, chocolate cream, customers can't resist.

Today's consumers love the healthier-for-you image of juice. The leading seller in just about every location is orange juice—no surprise there—with "not-from-concentrate" being the clear favorite.

Kara Flynn, a spokeswoman for the National Pork Producers Council, responded that this was "an anti-meat attack as usual," as PCRM is known to have a vegetarian bias. FRAC, an advocacy organization trying to get more children enrolled in school meal programs, describes PCRM claims as "absurd," since school lunches provide about one-third of a child's nutrient needs and are designed to meet USDA dietary guidelines.

But, some consumer and environmental groups voice concern over the safety of genetically-modified foods. A recent public poll showed 50% of American women and 70% of men would eat these foods. But, ...

No matter which one of the current front-runners emerges as the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 2004, he figures to have a perfect voting record on the issues considered most important by the National Restaurant Association—a perfect "zero," that is.

Quinnipiac Univ., a private, co-ed institution in Hamden, CT, and Chartwells (an operating div. of Compass Group), have been "partners" for the past 16 years.

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