Benita Gingerella


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Benita is an editor for FoodService Director and has been with the publication since 2016. In addition to covering various sectors of the noncommercial industry, Benita is also responsible for several of the magazine's most beloved sections, including Steal This Idea and The Line. In her spare time, Benita is an avid restaurant-goer and loves to travel extensively.

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USDA issues nationwide waiver for CACFP at-risk program

Schools and after-school care centers with state agency approval will now be able to serve at-risk meals and snacks regardless of location.


4 ways healthcare operators are doubling down on employee inclusion and engagement

Here are some strategies healthcare leaders are adopting to make sure staff members feel appreciated and accepted during this stressful year.

Any child under 18 can now receive free breakfast and lunch for Saturday.

Lauren Smith is helping the university’s dining program navigate this semester as it deals with COVID-19.

The foodservice provider is again offering one full-ride and three partial scholarships to employees looking to earn an associate degree in business.

Consider these solutions shared at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s recent virtual conference.

The foodservice teams at Centra Health and Hennepin Healthcare both took home awards.

The extension of the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option will allow schools to serve meals to all students at no charge.

Although autumn may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of chances to celebrate food with diners.

The guidance is directed at schools and other childcare settings who can’t open for full in-person teaching but want to offer in-person learning and supervision for at-risk students.

Schools throughout Texas and Louisiana are altering their meal operations due to the arrival of Hurricane Laura this week.

The food court at Bayview in Seattle offers residents three socially distanced food stations as well as a grab and go marketplace.

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