K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Pittsburgh Schools to Serve Universal Free Lunch http://food-management.com/news-trends/pittsburgh-schools-serve-universal-free-lunch <div class="field-deck"> District already offers universal free breakfast to nearly 26,000 students. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pittsburgh Public Schools has announced that it will provide free lunches to all 25,906 district students beginning this fall under the USDA&#39;s Community Eligibility Provision. The district, in which 71% of students qualify for free/reduced price meals, already offers free universal breakfast at its 54 school sites. Last year, Pittsburgh Schools served 10,467 breakfasts and 18,272 lunches daily, according to its <a href="http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/domain/17" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://food-management.com/news-trends/pittsburgh-schools-serve-universal-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:42:00 +0000 40181 at http://food-management.com Why Douglas County Pulled Its High Schools Out of NSLP http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/why-douglas-county-pulled-its-high-schools-out-nslp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Affluent district fights to keep students on campus at lunch with healthy but attractive commercial-style offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/why-douglas-county-pulled-its-high-schools-out-nslp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/why-douglas-county-pulled-its-high-schools-out-nslp#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:23:00 +0000 40011 at http://food-management.com <p>All Douglas County school cafeterias have a Harvest Bar with fruit, veggies and healthy proteins like quinoa and hummus.</p> Boston Schools Re-up With Whitsons http://food-management.com/news-trends/boston-schools-re-whitsons <div class="field-deck"> Deal is for three years at $12.2 million a year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>School meals in Boston Public Schools will be healthier and more locally-sourced this fall and students will have a regular role in planning menus as part of a new three-year food service contract with <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/whitsons-culinary-group" target="_blank">Whitsons Culinary Group</a>. After a competitive review involving three main vendors, the BPS selected Whitsons for a $12.2 million annual contract to provide meals to BPS students.</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/boston-schools-re-whitsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/boston-schools-re-whitsons#comments Contractors K-12 Schools News & Trends Whitsons Culinary Group Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:10:00 +0000 39941 at http://food-management.com SNA Survey Indicates Continued Challenges for School Meal Programs http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-indicates-continued-challenges-school-meal-programs <div class="field-deck"> Nearly a quarter of responding meal programs operated at a net loss for 6 months plus... </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new survey of school meal program operators finds many are struggling with higher costs, shrinking revenue and challenges with product availability and student acceptance under new nutrition standards for school meals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-indicates-continued-challenges-school-meal-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-indicates-continued-challenges-school-meal-programs#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:38:00 +0000 39901 at http://food-management.com Former Silver Plate, FAME Golden FSD Winner Matustik to Retire http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-silver-plate-fame-golden-fsd-winner-matustik-retire <div class="field-deck"> Pavel Matustik a pioneer in developing cooperative school foodservice venture in California. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pavel Matustik, a pioneering figure in developing cooperative purchasing and processing ventures in the school foodservice segment, has announced his retirement, <a href="http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/125496/" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Santa Clarita Valley Signal</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-silver-plate-fame-golden-fsd-winner-matustik-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-silver-plate-fame-golden-fsd-winner-matustik-retire#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0000 39841 at http://food-management.com 'The Infrastructure Needs Drastic Changes' http://food-management.com/opinions/infrastructure-needs-drastic-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>School Foodservice Directors Sound Off on USDA Nutritional Requirements</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/opinions/infrastructure-needs-drastic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/opinions/infrastructure-needs-drastic-changes#comments Back to School K-12 Schools Opinions Nutrition Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:47:00 +0000 39761 at http://food-management.com 'I Have Lost Money the Past Two Years' http://food-management.com/opinions/i-have-lost-money-past-two-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>School Foodservice Directors Sound Off on USDA Nutritional Requirements</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/opinions/i-have-lost-money-past-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/opinions/i-have-lost-money-past-two-years#comments Back to School K-12 Schools Opinions Nutrition Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 39731 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock District Expands Central Kitchen, Looks to More Outside Business http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-expands-central-kitchen-looks-more-outside-business <div class="field-deck"> Bozeman (MT) Schools looks to generate up to 30% of its revenues from external customers of its production facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Bozeman (MT) Public Schools has completed a $4.8 million expansion of its support services facility that includes a&nbsp; near doubling of the food preparation area and will allow it to produce for outside customers in order to generate revenues to support the district meal program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-expands-central-kitchen-looks-more-outside-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-expands-central-kitchen-looks-more-outside-business#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:28:00 +0000 39721 at http://food-management.com Summer Food Programs Feed Millions http://food-management.com/nutrition/summer-food-programs-feed-millions <div class="field-byline"> Tara Fitzpatrick </div> <div class="field-deck"> The summer program at Altoona (PA) Area School District serves 40,000 meals, wins the Summer Food Service Champion award from USDA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The summer program at Altoona (PA) Area School District serves 40,000 meals, wins the Summer Food Service Champion award from USDA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/nutrition/summer-food-programs-feed-millions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/nutrition/summer-food-programs-feed-millions#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:23:00 +0000 39711 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Columbus Schools Adopts Universal Free Lunch http://food-management.com/news-trends/columbus-schools-adopts-universal-free-lunch <div class="field-deck"> District already has served free universal breakfast to its 50,000-plus students. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Columbus (OH) City Schools will begin serving universal free lunch this fall to its 50,000+ students after already serving universal free breakfast for several years, <a href="http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/08/02/as-school-begins-so-do-free-lunches-for-all-kids.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Columbus Dispatch</em>. The district&#39;s $26 million school meal program had lost $1.75 million last year, including about $300,000 in uncollected money owed by cash lunch students.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/columbus-schools-adopts-universal-free-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/columbus-schools-adopts-universal-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 39681 at http://food-management.com