News & Trends http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en March Madness: The College Food Bracket http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/march-madness-college-food-bracket <div class="field-deck"> Get in on the action and vote for your favorite NCAA food team. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Get in on the action and vote for your favorite NCAA food team. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/march-madness-college-food-bracket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/march-madness-college-food-bracket#comments Colleges & Universities Menu Trends Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:07:00 +0000 46721 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Xanterra Abandons National Park Trade Name Gambit http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-abandons-national-park-trade-name-gambit <div class="field-deck"> Applications to secure ownership of Grand Canyon property names have been withdrawn. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts has dropped most, if not all, of its applications to trademark the names of lodgings and other concessions on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, <a href="http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2015/03/xanterra-parks-resorts-abandoning-efforts-trademark-business-names-south-rim-grand-canyon-national-p26435" target="_blank">reports</a> National Parks Traveler, which cites U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-abandons-national-park-trade-name-gambit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-abandons-national-park-trade-name-gambit#comments Contractors More Segments News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 46681 at http://food-management.com Micro-market Gives Small Office Big Results http://food-management.com/news-trends/micro-market-gives-small-office-big-results <div class="field-byline"> by Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> With only 150 employees, a full café was not feasible for Tarr Inc., but it still wanted a fresh, healthful onsite dining option. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When Internet marketing/online media firm Tarr Inc. moved into its new San Diego headquarters in the fall of 2014, it was looking for an onsite foodservice option that would satisfy the company&rsquo;s culture.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are a health-focused company. We sell weight-loss supplements online and our CEO is very health-conscious,&rdquo; says Human Resources Manager Jessica Harper. &ldquo;So I did some research and looked into vending machines that specialize in healthy food.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/micro-market-gives-small-office-big-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/micro-market-gives-small-office-big-results#comments Business & Industry News & Trends Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:01:00 +0000 46671 at http://food-management.com March Madness: A Look at the All-star Menu Items http://food-management.com/galleries/march-madness-look-all-star-menu-items <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Get ready for March Madness, food style. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/galleries/march-madness-look-all-star-menu-items" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/galleries/march-madness-look-all-star-menu-items#comments Colleges & Universities Galleries Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:00 +0000 46641 at http://food-management.com 5 Things: District Bans Energy Drinks and Beef Price Spikes Hurt Good Food Project http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-bans-energy-drinks-and-beef-price-spikes-hurt-good-food-project <div class="field-deck"> These and more are the things you missed for the week of March 23. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>These and more are the things you missed for the week of March 23.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-bans-energy-drinks-and-beef-price-spikes-hurt-good-food-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-bans-energy-drinks-and-beef-price-spikes-hurt-good-food-project#comments News & Trends Private Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:06:00 +0000 46631 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock A La Carte Down, Food Cost Up at Pinellas County Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/la-carte-down-food-cost-pinellas-county-schools <div class="field-deck"> Confusing, sometimes contradictory regs partly to blame, says district FSD. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pinellas County (Fla.) Schools saw a drop of $1 million in a la carte sales in the past six months while food costs have escalated $719,000 over the same time range, <a href="http://www.wfla.com/story/28608566/are-food-guidelines-too-strict-in-tampa-bay-schools" target="_blank">reports</a> local news station WFLA (link includes video report). The district&#39;s nutrition services director, Lynn Geist, told the station that part of the problem is the confusing and sometimes contradictory nature of federal school meal regulations, especially the new Smart Snack rules governing a la carte.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/la-carte-down-food-cost-pinellas-county-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/la-carte-down-food-cost-pinellas-county-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:33:00 +0000 46621 at http://food-management.com <p>Pinellas County&#39;s smoothie program won a 2014 FM Best Concept Award for Best Menu.</p> UT-Austin Names New Housing/Foodservice Executive Director http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-austin-names-new-housingfoodservice-executive-director <div class="field-deck"> Hemlata Jhaveri will take post effective June 1 and head a department that averages 25,000 dining transactions daily. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The University of Texas at Austin (UT) has promoted Hemlata Jhaveri to executive director of Housing and Food Service, effective June 1. Jhaveri will oversee UT&rsquo;s 11 dining and retail venues as well as its 14 on-campus residence halls and university apartments. She currently serves as director of administrative services for the department and was director of residence life for four years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-austin-names-new-housingfoodservice-executive-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-austin-names-new-housingfoodservice-executive-director#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:00 +0000 46601 at http://food-management.com UT Extends VolCards to Off-campus Businesses http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-extends-volcards-campus-businesses <div class="field-deck"> Deal with local merchants association frees students to use their meal plan debit cards at nearby </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new agreement between the <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/beyond-50-power-players-university-tennessee">University of Tennessee</a> (UT) and the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association will allow UT students and staff to use their VolCards at businesses such as McDonald&rsquo;s, Goal Post Tavern, Copper Cellar, Firehouse Subs, Regions Bank, Graphic Creations and Rocky Top Books as soon as this summer, <a href="http://www.knoxnews.com/business/ut-strip-merchants-reach-dining-dollars-agreement_72405705" target="_blank">reports</a> the Knoxville News Sentinel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-extends-volcards-campus-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/ut-extends-volcards-campus-businesses#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:00 +0000 46591 at http://food-management.com Study: Are Campus Sustainability Programs Wasteful? http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-are-campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful <div class="field-deck"> Report charges that green initiatives use up scarce resources, stifle debate and compel conformity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As United Nations delegates gather to negotiate new Sustainable Development Goals, the <a href="http://www.nas.org" target="_blank">National Association of Scholars</a> released a critical <a href="http://www.nas.org/images/documents/NAS-Sustainability-Digital.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> purporting to show how the campus sustainability movement harms higher education by distorting curricula, cutting off free inquiry on important questions and driving lavish spending at a time when tuition and student debt are soaring.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-are-campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-are-campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:20:00 +0000 46581 at http://food-management.com Study: Chefs Boost K-12 Produce Consumption http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-chefs-boost-k-12-produce-consumption <div class="field-deck"> Signage and placement help selection, but only chefs impact actual consumption, says research. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fruit and vegetable selections in school meals increased after students had extended exposure to school food made more tasty with the help of a professional chef and after modifications such as signage and more prominent placement of fruits and vegetables, were made to school cafeterias, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. However, it was only chef-enhanced meals that also increased consumption, according to the article, &quot;Nudging Students Toward Healthier Food Choices&mdash;Applying Insights From Behavioral Economics.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-chefs-boost-k-12-produce-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-chefs-boost-k-12-produce-consumption#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:27:00 +0000 46571 at http://food-management.com