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High school starts cooked-to-order options, sees veggie consumption increase 
Students at Burlington High School can customize everything from sandwiches and burritos to pasta and stir-fry depending on the day of the week.
Food Forward initiative leads to more meatless meals
Operators are expanding vegan and vegetarian options with the help of the Humane Society’s educational events.
Roaring Fork Dining Hall
New dining hall takes advantage of Colorado’s landscape 
Roaring Fork Dining Hall features unmatched views of Pike's Peak as well as a number of flexible micro-restaurant concepts.
District's sack lunch option reduces food waste 2
“Super Sacks” meet all the USDA requirements for a full meal reimbursement.
Pulled pork poutine with cabbage slaw
University of Buffalo showcases local restaurants in campus dining halls
As part of its Guest Restaurant Program, UB invites students to experience western New York’s restaurant scene without ever leaving campus.
Students watch a video from Jamie Oliver at the beginning of the program.
Jamie Oliver partners with Stanford Dining to launch cooking class program
The classes are designed to inspire change through food education.
Homestead Village offers formal dining service at dinner
Homestead Village offers multiple dining options to meet changing demographic desires 
As boomers age into retirement communities, a shift in dining is taking place.
Fish tacos
Study shows chefs can positively impact school lunch programs 
As a result of the study, Massachusetts passed a grant that will connect professional chefs with more than 20,000 students this year alone.
Yale’s new Café Med dishes up Mediterranean cuisine fit for med school students 
The new eatery features fresh and healthful bowls on a foundation of greens, grains or pita.
University of Chicago pilots Saturday night dining club 
The university-funded pilot was designed to gauge students' interest in a Saturday night, on-campus dining option.
University of Kentucky debuts $32 million dining hall 
UK students can dine on everything from sushi to locally sourced foods while dining at The 90
UCLA pilot of kosher and halal meal plans fails 
A supplemental plan offering halal and kosher prepackaged lunch and dinner options didn’t receive enough participation to warrant keeping the option.
Chefs empower schools and students to improve food 
Wellness in the Schools works with foodservice professionals in public schools to feed kids healthier food and teach them about nutrition and fitness.
Sunday brunch at MSU attracts locals, alumni and students 
Guests are invited inside the school’s newest dining hall to not only look around, but to nosh on some delicious food, too.
California district first to go 100% organic—and cut costs 
Sausalito Marin City School District serves only organic, sustainably sourced, local and non-GMO meals to students and was able to cut costs by half.

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