K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en K-12 Meal Survey Produces Mixed Results http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-meal-survey-produces-mixed-results <div class="field-deck"> Staple items like hot dogs, nachos and pizza made both the top "keeper" and "get rid of" lists. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Boulder Valley (CO) School District got mixed results from a recent parent survey&nbsp; soliciting feedback on next year&#39;s school lunch menu, <a href="http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_25542070/boulder-valley-gets-parent-feedback-school-lunch-menu" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Boulder Daily Camera</em>. While there was strong support for vegetarian options, roasted chicken, burritos and the secondary school baked potato bar, items like hot dogs, nachos and pizza made both the top &quot;keeper&quot; and &quot;get rid of&quot; lists.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-meal-survey-produces-mixed-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-meal-survey-produces-mixed-results#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:09:00 +0000 36501 at http://food-management.com Ruling: District Violated State Law With Outsource Decision http://food-management.com/news-trends/ruling-district-violated-state-law-outsource-decision <div class="field-deck"> Farmington Schools acted unlawfully in privatizing its school foodservice, according a New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board ruling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board has ruled that the Farmington Schools District has violated state labor laws when it outsourced and privatized food services in the district.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/ruling-district-violated-state-law-outsource-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/ruling-district-violated-state-law-outsource-decision#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:47:00 +0000 36451 at http://food-management.com Dino-mite Event in Orlando http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/dino-mite-event-orlando <div class="field-deck"> More than 40 vendors participate in Orange County Public Schools’ food show with students taste-testing nearly 150 potential school menu items. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>More than 40 vendors participate in Orange County Public Schools’ food show with students taste-testing nearly 150 potential school menu items.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/dino-mite-event-orlando" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/dino-mite-event-orlando#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 36361 at http://food-management.com <p>Superintendent Barbara Jenkins and Senior Food &amp; Nutrition Services Director Lora Gilbert engage with Orange County Public Schools students at the district&rsquo;s 2014 food fair held at the Orlando Science Center</p> LAUSD Students Reportedly Dump 10% of Meals in the Trash http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-students-reportedly-dump-10-meals-trash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Students in the Los Angeles USD dump an estimated $18 million in food into the trash each year, according to an estimate from District FSD David Binkle <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-lausd-waste-20140402,0,373444.story#axzz2yCUOhGcL" target="_blank">reported</a> by the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>. The waste, which amounts to about $100,000 a day and represents at least a tenth of the food served, is blamed at least in part on federal regulations that require the serving of items, especially fruits and vegetables, whether a students wants them or not.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-students-reportedly-dump-10-meals-trash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/lausd-students-reportedly-dump-10-meals-trash#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 36331 at http://food-management.com Groups Launch Michigan Farm to Institution Network http://food-management.com/news-trends/groups-launch-michigan-farm-institution-network <div class="field-deck"> The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the nonprofit Ecology Center environmental group partner on effort to promote local purchasing by schools, hospitals and other large entities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the nonprofit Ecology Center environmental group announced the launch of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network, <a href="http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/926731" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Grand Haven Tribune</em>. Organizers say they want schools, child care centers, hospitals, colleges and universities to get 20 percent of their food products from Michigan growers, producers and processors by 2020. The Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center is working with Michigan hospitals on the effort.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://food-management.com/news-trends/groups-launch-michigan-farm-institution-network#comments Colleges & Universities Healthcare K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:57:00 +0000 36311 at http://food-management.com Getting Kids to Eat More Fruit: A Simple Solution http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/getting-kids-eat-more-fruit-simple-solution <div class="field-deck"> At a Florida high school, presentation made all the difference, resulting in a big spike in the number of students choosing oranges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>At a Florida high school, presentation made all the difference, resulting in a big spike in the number of students choosing oranges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/getting-kids-eat-more-fruit-simple-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/getting-kids-eat-more-fruit-simple-solution#comments K-12 Schools Menu Trends Nutrition Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:01:00 +0000 36221 at http://food-management.com School District Caters Its Way to an Extra $100K http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/school-district-caters-its-way-extra-100k <div class="field-deck"> Aggressive promotion helps Cartwright Schools grow sales from $40,000 to almost $150,000. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Aggressive promotion helps Cartwright Schools grow sales from $40,000 to almost $150,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/school-district-caters-its-way-extra-100k" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/school-district-caters-its-way-extra-100k#comments Catering K-12 Schools Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:18:00 +0000 36111 at http://food-management.com Juneau Schools Contract With Chartwells http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/juneau-schools-contract-chartwells <div class="field-deck"> Company will upgrade school meal program for 5,000-student district in Alaska's capital city. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Juneau (AK) School District has awarded its foodservice contract to Chartwells School Dining Services, which will help the district revamp its breakfast and lunch offerings and enhance the cafeteria environment for 5,000 students in six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, an alternative high school, a K-8 charter school and a Montessori program (grade 1-8) within the district. The new agreement will go into effect on July 1, 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/juneau-schools-contract-chartwells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/juneau-schools-contract-chartwells#comments Contractors K-12 Schools Compass Group News & Trends Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:25:00 +0000 36051 at http://food-management.com Two Wisconsin Schools Plan to Leave School Lunch Program http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/two-wisconsin-schools-plan-leave-school-lunch-program <div class="field-deck"> Waterford Graded and High Schools will continue to serve low-income students while cutting cost of complying with federal mandates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Waterford (WI) Graded and High School Districts will leave the National School Lunch Program in the 2014-15 school year following the votes of their respective school boards, <a href="http://journaltimes.com/news/local/waterford-school-districts-drop-federal-lunch-program/article_a67dcee0-b348-11e3-9b4e-0019bb2963f4.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Journal Times</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/two-wisconsin-schools-plan-leave-school-lunch-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/two-wisconsin-schools-plan-leave-school-lunch-program#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:54:00 +0000 36021 at http://food-management.com No Free Lunch... http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Hmmmm&hellip;</p> <p>A number of stories from around the country about schools bailing on the National School Lunch Program have recently come to our attention at Food Management. The rationale typically involves the costs of compliance with federal school meal mandates, costs that are thought to outweigh the benefits of the cash that comes with NSLP participation (the stories have focused on lunch but obviously these arguments go for other federal school meal programs as well).</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/no-free-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/blog/no-free-lunch#comments K-12 Schools Opinions Mike’s Buzz Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:24:00 +0000 36011 at http://food-management.com