Benita Gingerella

Senior Editor

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Benita is a senior editor for FoodService Director and covers K-12 foodservice. She has been with the publication since 2016. In her spare time, Benita is an avid restaurant-goer and loves to travel extensively.

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Benita Gingerella

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K-12 catering program brings sweet treats to community

Monett R-1 School District has catered everything from baby showers to weddings.


How whole grains are making big gains in California schools

The California Wheat Commission’s Wheat2School project is working to make local whole-grain menu items more accessible to nutrition programs across the state.

A new bill would direct the USDA to pay off all existing meal debt owed to schools.

Around 3,000 more school districts will be able to offer free meals to students under the Community Eligibility Provision.

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make free school meals a lasting fixture in the state.

The foodservice provider will serve 40 new recipes to K-12 students this fall as part of its initiative.

As a Healthy School Food Pathways fellow, Chef Alonso Alonso is learning the nuances of adding more complex dishes to the menu.

Young diners enjoyed special themed items, including a cucumber orange ginger juice.

See what schools across the country are serving as students return from summer vacation.

The state is the latest to offer free meals to students who qualify for reduced-price lunches.

Monsignor Farrell’s foodservice program will be overseen by Denino’s starting this fall.

Eight state agencies and two school food authorities received $9.4 million in federal funding to improve students’ nutrition.

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