K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en School Lunch Program Opt Outs Sound Similar Theme http://food-management.com/news-trends/school-lunch-program-opt-outs-sound-similar-theme <div class="field-deck"> From private high schools in Missouri to public districts in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Wyoming, school districts are exploring the pros and cons of withdrawing from the National School Lunch Program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, MO, and and Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson, MO, are two of the latest schools to opt out of the Federal School Lunch Program, as <a href="http://www.semissourian.com/story/2118701.html" target="_blank">reported</a> by the <em>Southeast Missourian</em>. Both schools have made agreements with local restaurants to provide meals to students and both say they have seen an increase in the number of students and faculty served. Both also continue to provide lunch to lower-income students, covering the cost themselves.</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/school-lunch-program-opt-outs-sound-similar-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/school-lunch-program-opt-outs-sound-similar-theme#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:39:00 +0000 40781 at http://food-management.com <p>Douglas County (CO) Schools would lose many of its popular a la carte offerings if it stayed in the NSLP.</p> Twin Cities Districts Partner on Minnesota Thursdays Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/twin-cities-districts-partner-minnesota-thursdays-program <div class="field-deck"> Joint program between St. Paul and Minneapolis Schools seeks to highlight local products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Nutrition Services at Saint Paul Public Schools and Minneapolis Public Schools have partnered on a program that highlights locally-sourced food items. Called Minnesota Thursdays, it will feature seasonal Minnesota-grown ingredients on both school district menus on the first Thursday of each month.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/twin-cities-districts-partner-minnesota-thursdays-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/twin-cities-districts-partner-minnesota-thursdays-program#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:16:00 +0000 40621 at http://food-management.com Aramark Launches K-12 Sampling Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/aramark-launches-k-12-sampling-program <div class="field-deck"> Examples of menu items that may be sampled include chicken, pasta and vegetables with rosa sauce, a roasted vegetable wrap, fish soft tacos and a Baja fajita chicken salad. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>This fall, Aramark is introducing a sampling program called Healthy Bites to its 500-some school district clients in order to encourage students to test unfamiliar foods that will then be available on the school menu. According to Aramark&#39;s proprietary Student ViewPOINT consumer research program, 55% of students are interested in making healthy choices sometimes, while almost a third of students say they have tried fruits and vegetables at school that they haven&#39;t had before.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/aramark-launches-k-12-sampling-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/aramark-launches-k-12-sampling-program#comments Aramark Contractors K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:02:00 +0000 40601 at http://food-management.com Philly Schools to Serve Universal Free Lunch http://food-management.com/news-trends/philly-schools-serve-universal-free-lunch <div class="field-deck"> District has offered breakfast at no cost to all schools for the past four years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Philadelphia School District will begin serving universal free lunch to students under USDA&#39;s Community Eligibility Provision. The 17th largest district in the country by enrollment, according to last year&#39;s <a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/meet-2013-k-12-power-players" target="_blank">FM K-12 Power Players</a> listing, Philadelphia Schools has offered breakfast at no cost to all schools for the past four years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/philly-schools-serve-universal-free-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/philly-schools-serve-universal-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 40591 at http://food-management.com How I Got This Gig… http://food-management.com/management/how-i-got-gig <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Foodservice leaders share how they entered the industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management/how-i-got-gig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/management/how-i-got-gig#comments Management Colleges & Universities K-12 Schools Sodexo News & Trends Private Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:21:00 +0000 40581 at http://food-management.com Clock Ticking in Fight Against Childhood Obesity http://food-management.com/editors-page/clock-ticking-fight-against-childhood-obesity <div class="field-deck"> After attending his daughter's first school orientation, Editor-in-Chief Eric Stoessel wonders how serious we are about childhood nutrition. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After attending his daughter's first school orientation, Editor-in-Chief Eric Stoessel wonders how serious we are about childhood nutrition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/editors-page/clock-ticking-fight-against-childhood-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/editors-page/clock-ticking-fight-against-childhood-obesity#comments Editor's Page K-12 Schools Opinions Private Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 40531 at http://food-management.com Renegade Thoughts on the School Food Fight http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/renegade-thoughts-school-food-fight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/food-management.com/files/uploads/2014/08/Ann-headshot2embed1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 450px; float: left;" title="Ann Cooper, the director of food service for Boulder Valley School District, isn’t afraid to speak her mind when it comes to fighting childhood obesity." />After recently writing about the complexity of the debate over school nutrition and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, I received a lot of feedback from school foodservice directors struggling with the new regulations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/renegade-thoughts-school-food-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/renegade-thoughts-school-food-fight#comments K-12 Schools Menu Trends News & Trends Private Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:43:00 +0000 40491 at http://food-management.com 5 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables http://food-management.com/healthcare/5-ways-get-kids-eat-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cool names, smoothies, stealth health and more: it's all in the name of getting a little more of the good stuff into kids' diets</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/5-ways-get-kids-eat-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/5-ways-get-kids-eat-vegetables#comments Healthcare K-12 Schools Culinary Techniques Menu Trends Sodexo Nutrition Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:56:00 +0000 40481 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Best Menu Concept: Smoothie Program, Pinellas County (FL) Schools http://food-management.com/fm-best-concepts/best-menu-concept-smoothie-program-pinellas-county-fl-schools <div class="field-deck"> The program started with only a dozen recipes last fall and now has almost three times as many options </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The program started with only a dozen recipes last fall and now has almost three times as many options</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/fm-best-concepts/best-menu-concept-smoothie-program-pinellas-county-fl-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/fm-best-concepts/best-menu-concept-smoothie-program-pinellas-county-fl-schools#comments FM Best Concepts K-12 Schools Menu Trends Private Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 40261 at http://food-management.com 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