John Lawn

Editor-in-Chief / Associate Publisher
Food Management

 

John Lawn has served as editor-in-chief /associate publisher of Food Management since 1996. Prior to that, he was founding and chief editor of The Foodservice Distributor magazine, also a Penton Media publication. Arecognized authority on a wide range of foodservice issues, heis a frequent speaker to industry groupsand has been active in a broad range of industry associations for over two decades.

Articles by John Lawn
Know When It’s Your Time
As I write my last column as FM’s editor, I find myself thinking back to 1995, when I first assumed this role.
Parental Perception Gaps Key to K-12 Participation Opportunities 
Developing strategies for addressing parental mis-perceptions about school food may be the biggest opportunity K-12 FSDs have to grow their programs and participation rates, says Datassential.
In Praise of the Quantified Selfie
New personal health management tools are enhacing traditional strategies with interfaces that encourage behavioral modification
FM FYI: Further Readings on Trends Affecting B&I Foodservice in 2014
Foodservice operators in the business dining segment are seeing the health of their programs improve and their responsibilities widen. They're also keeping a close eye on workplace trends ranging from more sophisticated wellness programs to an increased interest in micro markets.
The Onsite Outlook for 2014
Onsite segment growth will be some of the best in foodservice, but segment-specific issues will complicate the year ahead.
Outlook 2014: What's Trending in Business Dining 
B&I dining directors increasingly are taking on added roles, often in cooperation with HR departments
Laura Watson, system director of patient support services, Intermountain Healthc
Outlook 2014: What's Trending in Healthcare 
Impacts from the Accountable Care Act, cost management and the importance of top-drawer clinical and retail operations dominate healthcare foodservice operators concerns for 2014.
Outlook 2014: What's Trending at Colleges & Universities  1
Foodservice operators in higher ed are feeling the heat as colleges face up to financial realities.
FM FYI: Further Readings on General Trends Affecting Onsite Foodservice in 2014
Onsite operators are concerned about a segment spanning range of issues that range from the use of GMO ingredients to the Sysco-US Foods merger. Here are background articles on these and other issues to help you be more informed about them.
FM FYI: Further Reading on Trends Affecting College Foodservice in 2014
These stories and reports provide more detail on trends described in FM's 2014 Outlook piece for the college and university segment.
Beaumont Health System is One Step Ahead 
Beaumont Health System’s Royal Oak hospital has just launched one of the largest patient room-service operations in the country
A biodegradeable tray used by the Hillsborough, FL, district, is color-coded to
Cafeteria Trays Go Sustainable 
The lowly school cafeteria tray is getting renewed attention as school districts seek to become more sustainable and improve their purchasing clout.
Sysco-USF Merger: One Less Player in a Land of Giants 2
The proposed merger between Sysco and US Foods has significant implications for the longer term.

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