Lisa Arnett

Lisa Arnett
foodservicedirector@winsightmedia.com


noodles
At Pine Manor College, students not only choose their own ingredients, they can personalize portion size and seasoning.
salad bar
The straightforward Chipotle model of customization has become, as the kids say, so basic.
portions
As menu item customization hits the next level, operators are playing around with portion sizes.
condiments
Operators share the innovative ways they’re meeting diners’ desires.
sauces
Create international flavor with sauces. For inspiration, FSD talked to operators who are offering a range of condiments plucked from global regional cuisines.
k-12
The SNA and its philanthropic sibling are taking initiative with one clear goal to get operators to be equipped to make sure that kids’ nutritional needs are met.
student shame
Lunch shaming has become a hot topic among K-12 operators. Here, two districts discuss how their program has handled the dreaded discussion of unpaid meal balances.
busy kitchen
How to prepare for the unexpected.
chartwells teaching kids
The vendor has a number of lessons in store via its new traveling teaching kitchens aimed at young students.
briggo coffee haus kiosk
Here’s a look at how two operators added coffee service with relatively small footprints—with one decidedly futuristic, and the other low-tech but nimble.

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Regional School Unit 17 in Belfast, Maine, is banning straws beginning on Monday, the Penbay Pilot reports.

The ban was put into action by a student group and the district’s foodservice director. Over the years, the district has also phased out plastic utensils and plans to completely eliminate foam food trays this upcoming school year.

Director of Food Services Perley Martin told the Penbay Pilot that the district’s foodservice budget has not increased as a result of the transition to more eco-friendly materials, due to the fact the change was made slowly.

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School districts in Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties in New York will be expanding their farm-to-school programs as the result of new funding, Watertown Daily Times reports.

The expansions will be made possible by the Seeds for Success program, which awarded grants to seven school districts last year to begin farm-to-school programs. This year, it will provide $5,000 grants to an additional 19 districts to either start or expand their local food efforts.

One of the grant recipients said it will use the funds to add additional gardens and expand its composting...

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Aramark has begun using a new system to track, purchase and report on its sustainable practices.

The system, named Open Fields, allows foodservice vendors to create and monitor their own sustainability programs. Users can run their own metrics on various sustainability initiatives based on factors such as location, product, spend, attribute, farm/vendor, miles to location and distributor. Managers can also generate reports on their organization’s sustainable purchases.

Aramark says it’s using the software to track its sustainable purchases of products that are Fair Trade...

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Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Mo., has introduced a farm-to-school coordinator position for its new farm-to-school program , the Missourian reports .

The district partnered with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture to create the role, which is intended to help about 1,000 third- through fifth-graders eat more fruits and vegetables. The coordinator will be in charge of arranging student field trips to the Center’s farm as well as writing and planning a curriculum and activities for students.

The Center will provide around $42,000 for the position, and the...

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