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Dallas Foodservice Team Silver Plate

"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.

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Diet for pregnancy

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.

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

Did you know that 97% of people traveling regularly say they are willing to try a new restaurant when they're out-of-town?

Some manufacturers would argue sarcastically that the newest thing to happen to refrigeration would be operators taking the time to use their units properly. Keeping refrigerator units humming isn't difficult; it just takes some extra attention.

Move over, soda. Water and other beverages are looking to knock you off your throne as king of the vending machine.

The nation's foodservice operators may soon receive new federal tax incentives to expand or renovate their facilities, under legislation advanced by Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) that calls for faster write-offs of restaurant buildings.

Foodservice operators and employers in other private sector industries would be allowed to offer their workers the same "family friendly" scheduling flexibility available to federal government employees, under new legislation pending in Congress.

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