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Operations

Soy and Health

Sales of soy foods in the U.S. have more than tripled in the past decade to about $3 billion. In a recent survey by the United Soybean Board (USB), 70% of consumers thought soy was healthy, but only...

Operations

Root veggies

Not the beauty pageant winners of the garden, root vegetables nonetheless lend themselves to beautiful preparations. Many roots can be eaten raw and all have a wonderful range of flavors.

Today's food preparation stations are becoming easier on the eyes—as well as the back, legs, neck and shoulders.

School foodservice authorities across the country that serve meals which satisfy federal dietary guidelines may soon qualify for special financial rewards, under a new incentive program being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Growing international tensions over U.S. military action in Iraq are beginning to spill over onto the menu boards at the U.S. House of Representatives' cafeteria.

"We have a tremendous staff of professionals," he says of those who make up the school system's "fabulous" foodservice team. He is slightly embarrassed that it's only his name on his Silver Plate Award, he says, because he credits the team with accomplishing so much.

A balanced, varied diet is important before, during and after pregnancy, especially if breastfeeding (see modified Food Pyramid on this page).

"We were losing customers on payday so a couple of years ago we started a pasta bar on Fridays. Now I don't dare remove it," says Mary Kimbrough, dir. of nutrition services at St. Paul and Zale Lipshy Univ. Hospitals in Dallas.

Check out the top 10 beverages, starting with hot chocolate at number 10.

Todd Foutty (rhymes with "howdy"), dir. of food operations at 750-bed MetroHealth Medical Ctr. in Cleveland, oversees—among other responsibilities—the implementation of a sophisticated cook-chill production and food delivery system that he initiated as part of a $3.5 million renovation begun in 1998.

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