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 new meal flexibility waiver due to supply chain shortages

The waiver prevents school nutrition programs from being penalized if they do not follow certain meal pattern requirements.


Chartwells to welcome students back to campus with first Joy-Ful event

The flagship event will be held at Louisiana State University, where celebrity chef Jet Tila will host a jambalaya cooking contest.

Finger foods will be served on select days of the week to cut back on flatware use.

The state’s Task Force on Culturally Inclusive School Meals and Calendars released its recommendations to help schools serve more diverse meals.

The mandates will impact a wide swath of the workforce, including employees in healthcare and in the private sector.

The bill would put almost $35 billion toward reducing childhood hunger.

Celebrity Chef Tila prepared dishes such as lo mein with oyster sauce for senior-living residents at Eskaton Village Carmichael.

Try these ideas to keep diners engaged as they transition out of summer.

The Our Cafeteria Project has students brainstorm and then execute ideas that improve the cafeteria environment.

The team at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools developed the bundles to further engage parents and students at home.

All K-12, higher ed and healthcare employees in Illinois must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or participate in weekly testing.

The foodservice management company is introducing new menu items and serving methods this school year.

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