Mike’s Buzz http://food-management.com/blog/20081/feed en Is Patient Satisfaction a Misplaced Priority? http://food-management.com/blog/patient-satisfaction-misplaced-priority <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A recent article in Atlantic magazine online caught my eye. Titled &quot;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/the-problem-with-satisfied-patients/390684" target="_blank">The Problem With Satisfied Patients</a>,&quot; it charges that elements of the Affordable Care Act that reward healthcare providers for increasing patient satisfaction scores may have serious&mdash;in fact, deadly&mdash;consequences by prioritizing the patient experience over actual clinical results. Here&#39;s the money quote&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/patient-satisfaction-misplaced-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/patient-satisfaction-misplaced-priority#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:09:00 +0000 47311 at http://food-management.com Is Ugly the New Beautiful? http://food-management.com/blog/ugly-new-beautiful <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Looks like the ugly stepsister may get a coming-out party. A recent <a href="http://time.com/3761942/why-people-are-falling-in-love-with-ugly-food/" target="_blank">story</a> on Time.com about the growing use of &quot;ugly&quot; food in Europe and Australia, combined with an <a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/compass-bon-appetit-announce-imperfect-produce-recovery-program">announcement</a> from Compass Group about its new &quot;Imperfectly Delicious Produce&quot; program, signals the emergence of a potential trend FM readers may want to keep an eye on.</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/ugly-new-beautiful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/ugly-new-beautiful#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:51:00 +0000 46651 at http://food-management.com Solving the World's Problems, One Pizza at a Time http://food-management.com/blog/solving-worlds-problems-one-pizza-time <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the major reasons universities say they encourage the use of dining halls by students is to promote &quot;community.&quot; That&#39;s nice, but it&#39;s one thing to get strangers who have no particular hostility toward each other to sit down and share a meal. It&#39;s something else when there is active animus based on politics, history, etc.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/solving-worlds-problems-one-pizza-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/solving-worlds-problems-one-pizza-time#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:40:00 +0000 45591 at http://food-management.com Hear Us Now and Believe Us Later... http://food-management.com/blog/hear-us-now-and-believe-us-later <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Well, it looks like <a href="http://openheart.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000196.short?rss=1&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%253A+openheart%252Fcurrent+%2528Open+Heart+current+issue%2529&amp;g=w_openheart_current_tab" target="_blank">fat</a> and <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/10/new-dietary-cholesterol-advice/23174871/" target="_blank">cholesterol</a> are getting the rehabilitation treatment like that of falsely accused prisoners who are found innocent after having spent years in jail.</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/hear-us-now-and-believe-us-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/hear-us-now-and-believe-us-later#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:21:00 +0000 44971 at http://food-management.com Is Wellness a 'Scam'? http://food-management.com/blog/wellness-scam <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A rather interesting article on Yahoo News caught my eye recently.</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/wellness-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/wellness-scam#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:12:00 +0000 44301 at http://food-management.com A Cafeteria in Every Workplace! http://food-management.com/blog/cafeteria-every-workplace <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>I want to alert FM readers to a <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/11/cafeterias_at_american_companies_business_and_workers_benefit_when_companies.html" target="_blank">recent article</a> in the online magazine slate.com by Slate editorial assistant Boer Deng, which declared right up front in the story deck: &quot;American workers don&#39;t take enough breaks. That&#39;s why every company needs a cafeteria.&quot;</p> <p>You go, girl!</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/cafeteria-every-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/cafeteria-every-workplace#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:10:00 +0000 43201 at http://food-management.com SHFM Report: How Does It Feel? http://food-management.com/blog/shfm-report-how-does-it-feel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;Pretend you&rsquo;re giving the food away for free and they pay you only for how you make them feel.&rdquo;<br /> That was an intriguing suggestion made by noted restaurateur Danny Meyer (Union Square Caf&eacute;, Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack, etc.) to the 200-some attendees of the Society for Hospitality &amp; Foodservice Management Annual Conference at the Mohegan Sun resort in Connecticut during the opening general session on November 5th.</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/shfm-report-how-does-it-feel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/shfm-report-how-does-it-feel#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:35:00 +0000 42531 at http://food-management.com Wining and Dying... http://food-management.com/blog/wining-and-dying <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Score one for the French.</p> <p>The Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in central France will soon open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients, who will be allowed to partake in medically supervised tastings with family and friends, <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/food/french-hospital-opens-wine-bar-for-terminally-ill-93520045176.html" target="_blank">reports</a> Yahoo News. The rationale is to improve quality of life for the dying and the menu is expected to include local wines, champagne and even whiskey.</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/wining-and-dying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/wining-and-dying#comments News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 39691 at http://food-management.com No Free Lunch... http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Hmmmm&hellip;</p> <p>A number of stories from around the country about schools bailing on the National School Lunch Program have recently come to our attention at Food Management. The rationale typically involves the costs of compliance with federal school meal mandates, costs that are thought to outweigh the benefits of the cash that comes with NSLP participation (the stories have focused on lunch but obviously these arguments go for other federal school meal programs as well).</p></div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mike’s Buzz Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:24:00 +0000 36011 at http://food-management.com Is This the Future of Burger Flipping? http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Automation has already claimed a lot of jobs and may soon claim more, especially in the foodservice industry.</div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/future-burger-flipping#comments News & Trends Private Mike’s Buzz Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:40:00 +0000 32651 at http://food-management.com Goldman Sachs Realigns the Lunch Hour http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>CNBC reports that the discount policy at Goldman Sachs to thin out the lunch rush has some interesting cultural implications. </div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/goldman-sachs-realigns-lunch-hour#comments News & Trends Private Mike’s Buzz Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:35:00 +0000 31181 at http://food-management.com To Nag or Not to Nag, That Is the Question (and Here May Be the Answer...) http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>An interesting conclusion from a New England Journal of Medicine study about the effectiveness of intervention to make lifestyle changes among diabetics.</div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/nag-or-not-nag-question-and-here-may-be-answer#comments News & Trends Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:14:00 +0000 28811 at http://food-management.com Beach Read Recommendation http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here's a murder mystery from the 1930s with both a good story and a culinary angle—plus classic recipes from the time!</div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/beach-read-recommendation#comments News & Trends Private Mike’s Buzz Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:26:00 +0000 28351 at http://food-management.com Meat vs. Meatless on Capitol Hill http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Meatless Monday was tried once at the Capitol Hill cafeteria and it looks like it ain't coming back.</div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/meat-vs-meatless-capitol-hill#comments Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:27:00 +0000 28031 at http://food-management.com Do Teens "Eat Fresh" at Subway? http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A study of teen eating habits at McDonald's and Subway draws some might broad conclusions from some mighty slim statistical variances.</div> <p><a href="http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/do-teens-eat-fresh-subway#comments News & Trends Private Mike’s Buzz Mon, 13 May 2013 14:33:00 +0000 26771 at http://food-management.com