K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Dropping the Federal School Program, A Success Story http://food-management.com/management/dropping-federal-school-program-success-story <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When Township High School District 214 opted out of the National School Lunch Program, the quality and variety of food—as well as participation—improved significantly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management/dropping-federal-school-program-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/management/dropping-federal-school-program-success-story#comments Management K-12 Schools Private Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:16:00 +0000 44501 at http://food-management.com <p>One item the district added after going off the NSLP was sushi.</p> LAUSD to Expand Supper Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-expand-supper-program <div class="field-deck"> Move is expected to increase participation by 36 percent and is being budgeted to net $16.6 million in revenues. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Los Angeles USD has announced the expansion of its After School Supper Program through Beyond the Bell outreach workers, who will conduct targeted on-campus and community outreach. Beyond the Bell is a program that works to provide access to high quality, safe, and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs beyond school hours.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-expand-supper-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-expand-supper-program#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:32:00 +0000 44481 at http://food-management.com Report: Majority of Public K-12 Students Qualify for Free/Reduced Meals http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-majority-public-k-12-students-qualify-freereduced-meals <div class="field-deck"> The number has increased from 48 percent two years ago and from 40 percent in 2000. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A recently released Southern Education Foundation report finds that the share of public school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in the United States has grown to 51 percent, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/17/us-usa-child-poverty-idUSKBN0KQ05D20150117" target="_blank">reports</a> Reuters. The problem is most acute in Mississippi where 71 percent of students were in that category, while New Hampshire had the lowest rate at 27 percent. The conclusions are drawn from an analysis of 2013 data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-majority-public-k-12-students-qualify-freereduced-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-majority-public-k-12-students-qualify-freereduced-meals#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:24:00 +0000 44461 at http://food-management.com SNF to Honor Five School Nutrition Heroes http://food-management.com/news-trends/snf-honor-five-school-nutrition-heroes <div class="field-deck"> These school nutrition professionals being recognized for their dedication to expanding access to healthy school meals and serving the needs of their communities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has announced its 2015 School Nutrition Heroes, five school nutrition professionals being recognized for their dedication to expanding access to healthy school meals and serving the needs of their communities.They are...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/snf-honor-five-school-nutrition-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/snf-honor-five-school-nutrition-heroes#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:50:00 +0000 44251 at http://food-management.com USDA Updates Child Nutrition Professionals http://food-management.com/nutrition/usda-updates-child-nutrition-professionals <div class="field-deck"> Community Eligibility Provision, sodium and professional standards included in session at the School Nutrition Association’s SNIC conference. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Community Eligibility Provision, sodium and professional standards included in session at the School Nutrition Association’s SNIC conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/nutrition/usda-updates-child-nutrition-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/nutrition/usda-updates-child-nutrition-professionals#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition Private Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:36:00 +0000 44231 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock New Let's Move! Head Named http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-lets-move-head-named <div class="field-deck"> Debra Eschmeyer succeeds Sam Kass as program's executive director and will also serve as senior policy advisor for nutrition policy at the White House. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The White House has announced the appointment of Debra Eschmeyer as the executive director of the Let&rsquo;s Move! initiative and as senior policy advisor for nutrition policy, a position previously held by Sam Kass, who departed in December to live full time in New York City.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-lets-move-head-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-lets-move-head-named#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:46:00 +0000 44181 at http://food-management.com Thornton Retiring From USDA http://food-management.com/news-trends/thornton-retiring-usda <div class="field-deck"> Former SNA President Dr. Janey Thornton is stepping down as deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services after nearly six years on the job. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Dr. Janey Thornton is retiring as deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services at the USDA. She had been appointed to the post in April 2009 after serving as school nutrition director for Hardin County (Ky.) Schools. She also served as president of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) during the 2006-2007 school year and as president of the School Nutrition Foundation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/thornton-retiring-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/thornton-retiring-usda#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:30:00 +0000 44171 at http://food-management.com Flex Period Doesn't Hamper Lunch Sales at Tennessee High School http://food-management.com/news-trends/flex-period-doesnt-hamper-lunch-sales-tennessee-high-school <div class="field-deck"> The hour-long flex period gives students a chance to do what they want in the middle of the day, including get lunch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn., reports success with a flex time program that gives students an hour (to be reduced to 50 minutes going forward) to take part in school clubs, get tutoring, socialize or eat lunch, <a href="http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/123340/officials-say-free-time-program-at-science-hill-success" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Johnson &Ccedil;ity Press</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/flex-period-doesnt-hamper-lunch-sales-tennessee-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/flex-period-doesnt-hamper-lunch-sales-tennessee-high-school#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:26:00 +0000 43861 at http://food-management.com Top Five Five Stories of 2014 http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014 <div class="field-deck"> From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014#comments Back to School Book Reviews Business & Industry Colleges & Universities Contractors Healthcare K-12 Schools Market Trends Opinions Supplier News & Trends Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 43781 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Bringing the Farm to Schools in San Diego http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/bringing-farm-schools-san-diego <div class="field-deck"> A farm-forward program brings a special local harvest to this SoCal district’s 350 salad bars each month. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A farm-forward program brings a special local harvest to this SoCal district’s 350 salad bars each month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/bringing-farm-schools-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/bringing-farm-schools-san-diego#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition & Special Diets Private Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:36:00 +0000 43761 at http://food-management.com