Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

Tara Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Food Management. She covers food, culinary and menu trends.

Burger pop-up gets Murray State students engaged
The dining team leverages social media and generates buzz and “wow” reactions for the first in a new series of pop-up events.
6 Philly-area hospitals recognized for getting hospital food right 
The Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program recognizes hospitals that are cracking the code to food that’s fresher, healthier and more sustainable.
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Making farm-to-school work on the menu
A dietitian uproots her life in Seattle and helps an Arkansas school district build a system for more local, sustainable veggie-forward school food that kids can really dig into.
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NYC schools serve half a million local burgers in one day 1
NYC public schools debuted the locally sourced beef patties in a major menu milestone.
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Teaching history through food at the new African-American museum 1
Food tells the story at the 400-seat eatery in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
11 noteworthy new college menu items 
The biggest new menu items this semester are super inventive.
Chefs share tips for creativity with pasta
Pasta maker or mad scientist? It’s hard to say when you look at some of the out-of-this-world innovations happening with pasta right now.
6 things we learned at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Foods Institute
From traceability to human trafficking, experts weigh in on the topics affecting our seafood supply.
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K-12 dietitian revs up nutrition in kids’ favorite foods
Lunchtime classics get a big value-add in the form of extra veggies and other healthier ingredients.
Take-and-bake pizza makes the rounds at Rex Healthcare 
The new service makes the most of a missing daypart—the busy working person’s dinner rush.
Chefs revive indigenous cultures through food
Rediscovering the foodways of indigenous people—from the Great Plains to the Amazon—could show the way to a better stewardship of the resources we have
12 A+ back-to-school menu ideas 1
Here are some of the freshest ideas for some major extra credit on the menu.
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Drones bring flying burritos to Virginia Tech
Chipotle, Project Wing and the university will test unmanned delivery systems and research how people will respond to drones in daily life.
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The legend of Cajun & Creole food
The magic of the bayou’s cuisine lies in the layered flavors of kitchen voodoo, where mastering the art of the dark roux is just the beginning.
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Chicken sandwiches worth clucking about
Diners are flocking to the simple perfection of crispy chicken on a bun, and chefs are frying it up right before dressing it with pickles, slaw and fiery spice.

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