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.

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  4
The proposed merger between Sysco and US Foods has significant implications for the longer term.
A Walk-Through Tour of Beaumont Health System-Royal Oak
Beaumont Health System’s Royal Oak hospital has just launched one of the largest patient room-service operations in the country. It also features impressive retail and central production programs.
FM 2013 Best Concepts Summit 
MUFSO roundtable explores onsite concept development.
On Squares, Triangles & Cashless Transactions 
2014 will likely be the year smart phone-based cashless payments go mainstream.
Florida A&M Partners with Metz Culinary Management for Campus Dining Services 
Under a five-year agreement, Metz Culinary Management will operate the school's residential and retail dining programs beginning in January 2014.
USDA Launches MiPlato 
USDA releases a Spanish version of MyPlate timed for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Zen & the Art of Wellness 
Sodexo’s new Mindful wellness program is designed to cross segments and appeal to customers across the onsite spectrum.
Sustainability as Regional Opportunity  1
Yale’s Sustainable Regional Sourcing Conference considers the potential of aggregating regional demand
Meet the 2013 K-12 Power Players 
FM's Special Report offers a look at the largest school districts in the country
Jefferson County Schools: Making a la Carte a Reimbursable Option 
In a district where a la carte sales make up half of annual school food revenue, FSD Linda Stoll has strategized to make many of these meals qualify for reimbursement.
Pinellas County implemented the new meal pattern two years ahead of time.
Pinellas County Schools: Technology as School Foods’ Best Friend 
The Florida school district was an early adopter of biometrics
Florida Gives Its Schools a High-Tech Meal Promo Tool 
Statewide deal with NutriSlice puts service’s online-based interactive program to work for district nutrition departments.

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