News & Trends http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en 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 Campus Sustainability Programs: Wasteful and Fascist? http://food-management.com/news-trends/campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful-and-fascist <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/campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful-and-fascist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/campus-sustainability-programs-wasteful-and-fascist#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 Detroit Arena Plans "Smart Seats" that Interact with Mobile Devices http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices <div class="field-deck"> Palace at Auburn Hills will install high-tech seats that will let fans order concessions with their phones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Venue owner Palace Sports &amp; Entertainment plans to begin a three-year project in 2016 to replace all of the seats at Detroit&#39;s Palace of Auburn Hills arena with seating that will be able to communicate with fans&rsquo; mobile devices, <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/print/article/20150323/NEWS/150329947/palace-of-auburn-hills-to-install-smart-seating-over-next-three-years" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Crain&#39;s Detroit Business</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices#comments More Segments News & Trends Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000 46531 at http://food-management.com Dining Hall as a Classroom: A Whole-Grain Learning Experience http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/dining-hall-classroom-whole-grain-learning-experience <div class="field-deck"> A cooking expo at Lebanon Valley College introduces trendy new ways to savor whole grains, while marketing students study the outcomes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A cooking expo at Lebanon Valley College introduces trendy new ways to savor whole grains, while marketing students study the outcomes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/dining-hall-classroom-whole-grain-learning-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/dining-hall-classroom-whole-grain-learning-experience#comments Colleges & Universities Culinary Techniques Private Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:51:00 +0000 46511 at http://food-management.com <p>Forbidden Rice Yogurt Parfait</p> Photo: Tara Fitzpatrick UCSD Opens 64°, a Reimagined Dining Facility http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/ucsd-opens-64-reimagined-dining-facility <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>UCSD's newly renovated dining hall, 64°, proves that thinking inside the box definitely has its rewards.</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/colleges-universities/ucsd-opens-64-reimagined-dining-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/ucsd-opens-64-reimagined-dining-facility#comments Colleges & Universities Galleries Private Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:24:00 +0000 46491 at http://food-management.com Compass, Bon Appetit Announce "Imperfect Produce" Recovery Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/compass-bon-appetit-announce-imperfect-produce-recovery-program <div class="field-deck"> The initiative is aimed at using fruits and vegetables that have traditionally been left in fields to rot because they are of less than required size or shape. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Compass Group USA and its Bon Appetit Management Co. unit have announced the launch of Imperfectly Delicious Produce (IDP), an initiative aimed at using fruits and vegetables that have traditionally been left in fields to rot because they are of less than required size or shape.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/compass-bon-appetit-announce-imperfect-produce-recovery-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/compass-bon-appetit-announce-imperfect-produce-recovery-program#comments Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:59:00 +0000 46471 at http://food-management.com <p>A version of the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program debuted last year at Microsoft&#39;s Redmond, Wash., campus, where the company and dining services provider Eurest, also a Compass unit, worked with Puget Sound farmers to reclaim misshapen items from the fields.</p>