Benita Gingerella

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Technology & Equipment

Aramark doubles down on virtual dining with new mobile ordering platform

The Drop will offer contactless, digital-only ordering and payment for pick-up or delivery at approximately 20 campuses this school year.


Sodexo launches program to solicit real-time feedback from students

The Quad Squad will utilize surveys, push polls, interviews and mobile diaries to get immediate feedback from college students across the country.

The Princeton Review has published its latest college dining ranking, which is based on student surveys.

From dramatic jumps in participation to fewer free and reduced applications, K-12 operators in California and Maine share what they encountered during their first year of serving free meals for all.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Arizona senators hope to ban lunch shaming, and Illinois becomes the latest state to offer universal free meals.

The nutrition director at Montague Area Public Schools and a nearby culinary teacher have joined forces to help culinary students create their own dishes and market them to their peers.

The foodservice provider will be serving plant-based tostadas, Torta de Jamon and more.

The state is using $16 million to offer free meals to students at non-Community Eligibility Provision schools.

Nutrition programs at larger school districts were more likely to report supply chain-related difficulties. 

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: A new law in Maine will provide grant funding to foodservice programs, and lawmakers in Massachusetts pass a budget bill that would provide universal free meals.

A new report from Tufts University shows that updated standards could result in fewer deaths from diet-related diseases and save billions in healthcare costs when students become adults.

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