K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en District Gets Helping Hand With Delinquent Lunch Accounts http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-gets-helping-hand-delinquent-lunch-accounts <div class="field-deck"> Anonymous donors pick up the slack for kids who would otherwise have to get alternative meals due to unpaid meal bills. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Like many school districts in the country, Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools has a problem with cash students whose meal accounts fall behind. Do you cut them off and see a child go hungry, or keep serving them and take a financial hit?</p> <p>Up to this year, like many districts, Rapid City compromised by serving such students an alternative lunch of low-cost items like cold cereal and milk or a cheese sandwich.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-gets-helping-hand-delinquent-lunch-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-gets-helping-hand-delinquent-lunch-accounts#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:38:00 +0000 43621 at http://food-management.com <p>Janelle Peterson, M.Ed, SNS, is food service supervisor overseeing school meal operations at Rapid City (S.D.) Area Schools</p> Senate Passes Omnibus Bill Granting School Meal Mandate Exemptions http://food-management.com/news-trends/senate-passes-omnibus-bill-granting-school-meal-mandate-exemptions <div class="field-deck"> The legislation, expected to become law very soon, would suspend further sodium reduction mandates and provide for exemptions for districts struggling with the whole grain requirement. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Late on Saturday evening, December 13th, the U.S. Senate <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/conservatives-move-backfires-113556.html" target="_blank">passed</a> the 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill already passed the the House of Representatives, a bill that included <a href="http://www.politico.com/morningagriculture/1214/morningagriculture16406.html" target="_blank">provisions easing some of the requirements</a> mandated by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act.</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/senate-passes-omnibus-bill-granting-school-meal-mandate-exemptions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/senate-passes-omnibus-bill-granting-school-meal-mandate-exemptions#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:01:00 +0000 43601 at http://food-management.com Six Huge Districts Commit to Antibiotic-free Chicken Procurement http://food-management.com/news-trends/six-huge-districts-commit-antibiotic-free-chicken-procurement <div class="field-deck"> New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami-Dade and Orange County (Fla.) pool their purchasing clout to facilitate change in K-12 poultry purchasing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The six major school districts that are members of the <a href="http://www.urbanschoolfoodalliance.org" target="_blank">Urban School Food Alliance</a> have committed to purchasing and serving only antibiotic-free chicken in their school cafeterias.</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/six-huge-districts-commit-antibiotic-free-chicken-procurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/six-huge-districts-commit-antibiotic-free-chicken-procurement#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:22:00 +0000 43581 at http://food-management.com SNA Urges FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Adoption http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-urges-fy2015-omnibus-appropriations-bill-adoption <div class="field-deck"> Legislation contains language to provide schools greater flexibility to plan healthy school meals that students will eat. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is urging members of Congress to support the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which contains language to provide schools <a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/snas-schmidt-calls-congress-more-school-meal-flexibility" target="_blank">greater flexibility</a> to plan healthy school meals that students will eat.</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/sna-urges-fy2015-omnibus-appropriations-bill-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-urges-fy2015-omnibus-appropriations-bill-adoption#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 43321 at http://food-management.com Putting Food First in NJ Schools http://food-management.com/marketing-merchandising/putting-food-first-nj-schools <div class="field-deck"> As executive chef of Vineland Public Schools, Mark Daino hopes to teach students how to make more healthful choices through live culinary demos. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As executive chef of Vineland Public Schools, Mark Daino hopes to teach students how to make more healthful choices through live culinary demos.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/marketing-merchandising/putting-food-first-nj-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/marketing-merchandising/putting-food-first-nj-schools#comments Marketing & Merchandising K-12 Schools Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:00:00 +0000 43211 at http://food-management.com Thinkstok SNA Survey: Over Half of Districts Anticipate Meal Program Deficits This Year http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-over-half-districts-anticipate-meal-program-deficits-year <div class="field-deck"> Only 18% anticipate their programs will break even, while 29% are unsure if costs will exceed revenue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new School Nutrition Association (SNA) survey conducted to gauge top concerns of school meal program operators nationwide indicates the majority face multiple serious challenges under new federal nutrition standards. Additionally, more than half of school meal program operators surveyed anticipate that their program expenses will exceed revenue this school year. Only 18% anticipate their programs will break even, while 29% are unsure if costs will exceed revenue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-over-half-districts-anticipate-meal-program-deficits-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-survey-over-half-districts-anticipate-meal-program-deficits-year#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:24:00 +0000 43131 at http://food-management.com K-12 Directors Win Free SNA Registration in Rice Federation Contest http://food-management.com/supplier/k-12-directors-win-free-sna-registration-rice-federation-contest <div class="field-deck"> Three grand prize winners also get a commercial size rice cooker for their school and a consumer size rice cooker for their home kitchen, plus 50 lbs. of whole grain rice. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Three school nutrition professionals won paid registrations to the 2015 School Nutrition Association Annual Conference, as well as a commercial size rice cooker for their school and a consumer size rice cooker for their home kitchens, in the USA Rice Federation&#39;s Healthy Brown Rice on the Menu Contest, which focuses exclusively on whole grain brown rice.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/supplier/k-12-directors-win-free-sna-registration-rice-federation-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/supplier/k-12-directors-win-free-sna-registration-rice-federation-contest#comments K-12 Schools Supplier Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:39:00 +0000 43111 at http://food-management.com <p>Students at Viewmont Elementary in Hickory, N.C., enjoy the Chicken Burrito Bowl dish that won a runner-up award in the USA Rice Federation Healthy Brown Rice on the Menu Contest.</p> Duval County Schools Launches Student-Designed "Brainfood" Food Truck http://food-management.com/news-trends/duval-county-schools-launches-student-designed-brainfood-food-truck <div class="field-deck"> Mobile eatery will rotate visits to the district's high school sites to promote healthy meal options. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/2013-k-12-power-players-datatable?view=row&amp;page=21" target="_blank">Duval County (Fla.) Schools</a> and Chartwells-Thompson School Dining Services, which operates the district&#39;s school meal program, have rolled out a food truck called Brainfood <a href="http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/student-wins-food-truck-design-contest-duval-schoo/nhrFX/#__federated=1" target="_blank">designed by</a> one of the district&#39;s students, <a href="http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/eat/food-trucks-are-now-serving-better-lunch-outside-schools/112414" ta</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/duval-county-schools-launches-student-designed-brainfood-food-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/duval-county-schools-launches-student-designed-brainfood-food-truck#comments Contractors K-12 Schools Compass Group Thompson Hospitality News & Trends Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:00 +0000 42991 at http://food-management.com Empire BCBS to Fund Meals at NYC Charter School http://food-management.com/news-trends/empire-bcbs-fund-meals-nyc-charter-school <div class="field-deck"> KIPP NYC College Prep High School students will get free breakfasts, lunches and snacks from Revolution Foods for the next year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Empire BlueCross BlueShield has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to support KIPP NYC College Prep High School&rsquo;s healthy meals program. Through a relationship with healthy school meals vendor Revolution Foods, KIPP NYC College Prep High School now offers students access to free and healthy breakfast, lunch and snack options. ID Media, an Interpublic Group media agency, identified the opportunity and ushered the partnership to fruition by building the program into Empire BlueCross BlueShield&rsquo;s media plan.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/empire-bcbs-fund-meals-nyc-charter-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/empire-bcbs-fund-meals-nyc-charter-school#comments Contractors K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:40:00 +0000 42901 at http://food-management.com <p>A KIPP NYC College Prep High School gets a free healthy lunch prepared by Revolution Foods thanks to financial support from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and CBS EcoMedia.</p> District Finds Two is Better Than One http://food-management.com/management/district-finds-two-better-one <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When Oklahoma City Public Schools switched to self-op, the district brought in two of the city’s most well respected professionals to guide its child nutrition program into a new era. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management/district-finds-two-better-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/management/district-finds-two-better-one#comments Management K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:53:00 +0000 42861 at http://food-management.com