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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Connecting families with fresh produce

School districts throughout the country have partnered with nonprofit The Common Market to expand fruit and vegetable access during the pandemic.


Bringing farm-to-school to home

Students at Balsz Elementary School District are still participating in farm-to-school activities during the pandemic with garden kits, cooking demos and more.

The team donated nearly 11,000 meals to those in need after noticing quarantine meals going unclaimed.

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is providing patients and employees with additional resources such as fresh produce and recipe books.

Check out some ways to showcase your dining program as spring begins.

Bellflower Unified School District delivers scratch-made meals to students’ doors each week.

While more nutrition workers across the country are eligible for the vaccine, many are struggling to schedule appointments due to limited supplies.

The school has partnered with a local ranch to purchase whole cattle for use in its dining program.

Elementary students should have access to in-person instruction even when community transmission of COVID-19 is high, the CDC says.

The Food Research and Action Center’s latest Breakfast Score Card reveals the state of breakfast participation among low-income students prior to the pandemic.

The buses are expected to save almost 490 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetime.

The nonprofit has expanded its membership to 15 districts throughout the country.

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