News & Trends http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Haywood County Schools Obtain Whole Grain Waiver http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver <div class="field-deck"> A temporary waiver allows the district to serve limited white grain bread options like crackers and biscuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A temporary waiver allows the district to serve limited white grain bread options like crackers and biscuits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver#comments K-12 Schools Menu Trends Private Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:03:00 +0000 47401 at http://food-management.com <p>After receiving the waiver, Haywood was able to add back its popular biscuits to the breakfast menu. Participation increased as a result.</p> 5 Things: District in Hot Water with the Feds and Fried Food in Texas http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-hot-water-feds-and-fried-food-texas <div class="field-deck"> These and more are the things you missed for the week of April 20. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>These and more are the things you missed for the week of April 20.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-hot-water-feds-and-fried-food-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/5-things-district-hot-water-feds-and-fried-food-texas#comments News & Trends Private Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 47391 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Greek Yogurt to Go National in K-12 http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12 <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Product added to USDA's list of items to be available in the fall for National School Lunch Program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The USDA has officially added Greek yogurt to its list of items available in the school lunch program nationwide starting in the fall of 2015, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York. The product was initially piloted in four states in the fall of 2013 with total orders of nearly 200,000 pounds. The pilot was expanded to a dozen states the following spring, where the product proved popular enough to warrant it making it available to the rest of the country.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0000 47371 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Silver Plate Awards 2015: Edward Sirhal http://food-management.com/business-industry/silver-plate-awards-2015-edward-sirhal <div class="field-deck"> President, Restaurant Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>President, Restaurant Associates</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/business-industry/silver-plate-awards-2015-edward-sirhal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/business-industry/silver-plate-awards-2015-edward-sirhal#comments Management Business & Industry Silver Plate Profiles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:50:00 +0000 47351 at http://food-management.com <p>WORKING THE HIGH END: RA President Edward Sirhal heads a company that specializes in serving high-end corporate and arts clients.</p> Phot: Evan Sklar Silver Plate Awards 2015: Julie Jones http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2015-julie-jones <div class="field-deck"> Director of Nutrition Services, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Director of Nutrition Services, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2015-julie-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2015-julie-jones#comments Management Healthcare Silver Plate Profiles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:24:00 +0000 47331 at http://food-management.com Photo: George C. Anderson Silver Plate Awards 2015: Mary Hill http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/silver-plate-awards-2015-mary-hill <div class="field-deck"> Executive Director of Foodservices, Jackson Public Schools </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Executive Director of Foodservices, Jackson Public Schools</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/silver-plate-awards-2015-mary-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/silver-plate-awards-2015-mary-hill#comments Management K-12 Schools Silver Plate Profiles Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:47:00 +0000 47321 at http://food-management.com <p>PRODUCE PROUD: Hill&rsquo;s schools offer four to five produce options on a daily basis.</p> Photo: Rory Doyle Silver Plate Awards 2015: Meet the Winners http://food-management.com/silver-plate-profiles/silver-plate-awards-2015-meet-winners <div class="field-deck"> It’s not just the years these individuals have put in at their operations, but their commitment to excellence and innovation that make them this year’s Silver Plate honorees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s not just the years these individuals have put in at their operations, but their commitment to excellence and innovation that make them this year’s Silver Plate honorees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/silver-plate-profiles/silver-plate-awards-2015-meet-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/silver-plate-profiles/silver-plate-awards-2015-meet-winners#comments Management Business & Industry Colleges & Universities Healthcare K-12 Schools Silver Plate Profiles Private Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:20:00 +0000 47361 at http://food-management.com 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mike-s-buzz">Mike’s Buzz</a></li> </ul></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 Opinions Mike’s Buzz Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:09:00 +0000 47311 at http://food-management.com San Diego USD Struts its Farm-to-school Stuff http://food-management.com/news-trends/san-diego-usd-struts-its-farm-school-stuff <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Attendees of NFSMI confab tour district's high school to see the impact of procurement relationships with local growers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Attendees of NFSMI confab tour district's high school to see the impact of procurement relationships with local growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/san-diego-usd-struts-its-farm-school-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/san-diego-usd-struts-its-farm-school-stuff#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 47341 at http://food-management.com <p>NFSMI Major Cities Training Symposium attendees belly up to the salad bar at San Diego USD&#39;s Crawford High School cafeteria for a California Thursdays lunch.</p> Unidine Expands into 22nd State http://food-management.com/news-trends/unidine-expands-22nd-state <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Deal with Penick Village adds North Carolina to fast-growing contract company's operating territory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Unidine entered the North Carolina market for the first time with a contract to manage dining services for the Penick Village senior retirement community in Southern Pines. North Carolina becomes the 22nd state in which Unidine, one of the <a href="http://food-management.com/top-50-listings/fm-top-50-2015-fast-risers">fastest growing foodservice companies</a> in the country according to FM&#39;s <a href="http://food-management.com/top-50-listings/fm-top-50-2015">2015 Top 50 Contract Management Companies</a> listing, operates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/unidine-expands-22nd-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/unidine-expands-22nd-state#comments Contractors Healthcare News & Trends Unidine Corporation Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 47291 at http://food-management.com <p>Unidine held a reception for Penick Village residents in April 16 to introduce some of its food offerings.</p>