K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en 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 Lodi USD Purchases Property for New Central Kitchen http://food-management.com/news-trends/lodi-usd-purchases-property-new-central-kitchen <div class="field-deck"> Site includes existing 16,000-sq.ft. building that willl be renovated to house central production to replace current site/satellite production system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Lodi (Calif.) USD has purchased a property with a 16,000-sq.ft. building that it plans to convert into the headquarters of its foodservice department, including a new central kitchen, <a href="http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_61927512-6fc5-11e4-ba8d-0fb834af1ee3.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Lodi News</em>. Currently, meal prep is done at 10 school sites that have sufficient facilities, but another dozen do not and have get food satellited from nearby kitchens.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/lodi-usd-purchases-property-new-central-kitchen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/lodi-usd-purchases-property-new-central-kitchen#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:13:00 +0000 42821 at http://food-management.com Hospital Café New Hot Spot for High Schoolers http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers <div class="field-deck"> Trios Southridge Hospital serves about 60 students each day from the school across the street in its Bistro 52 café. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given a chance to go off campus during lunch period, high school students tend to opt for the nearest fast food joint or c-store. Students at Southridge (Wash.) High School, however, are picking a different option, the retail caf&eacute; at the brand new Trios Southridge Hospital located just across the street. Called Bistro 52, the eatery serves a menu of pizzas, salads, burgers, fries, grilled sandwiches, soups and entrees, many packed for grab and go.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers#comments Healthcare K-12 Schools News & Trends Private Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:43:00 +0000 42741 at http://food-management.com <p>Students from Southridge (Wash.) High School enjoy lunch in the retail cafe of the adjacent Trios Southridge Hospital.</p> Food Truck Promotes Orange County Schools Meal Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-truck-promotes-orange-county-schools-meal-program <div class="field-deck"> The district's food truck will visit Central Florida middle and high schools, serving three new menu items selected by student vote, through December. </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=11" target="_blank">Orange County Public Schools Food &amp; Nutrition Services</a> has launched a Truck of the Month tour as the district&#39;s food truck will visit Central Florida middle and high schools, serving three new menu items selected by student vote, through December.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-truck-promotes-orange-county-schools-meal-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-truck-promotes-orange-county-schools-meal-program#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:55:00 +0000 42711 at http://food-management.com <p>This Asian Beef Teriyaki dish is one of three being promoted by OCPS on its food truck as it visits different school sites.</p> California School Districts on State Mandated Spending Spree http://food-management.com/news-trends/california-school-districts-state-mandated-spending-spree <div class="field-deck"> Program developed by state's DOE is designed to make proper use of foodservice funds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>School districts in California are spending millions of dollars on fresh produce and other higher quality ingredients, new equipment, upgraded facilities and additional programs and personnel such as chefs and dietitians, all prompted by a mandate from the state&#39;s Dept. of Education to ensure that excess foodservice funds are used properly, <a href="http://edsource.org/2014/school-lunch-programs-ordered-to-spend-more/69861#.VGSof1aXETt" target="_blank">reports</a> EdSource.</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/california-school-districts-state-mandated-spending-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/california-school-districts-state-mandated-spending-spree#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:03:00 +0000 42701 at http://food-management.com Making Lunch Time Learning Time at Hilton Head High http://food-management.com/news-trends/making-lunch-time-learning-time-hilton-head-high <div class="field-deck"> School turns its short, successive lunch periods into a single, longer “independent learning time” with food. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Up to this year, Hilton Head High School, part of the Beaufort County (SC) School District, operated its lunch schedule like most high schools in this country. Each class paraded through the cafeteria, crowding the servery to get their food and then gobble it down while chatting up friends, all in a constricted 25-minute lunch period. When they left, the next troupe crowded in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/making-lunch-time-learning-time-hilton-head-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/making-lunch-time-learning-time-hilton-head-high#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:20:00 +0000 42641 at http://food-management.com Study: School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Brought Lunches http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-school-lunches-more-nutritious-home-brought-lunches <div class="field-deck"> Among the findings, the school lunches had about 512 calories on average and the packed meals about 608. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>School lunches are more nutritious than home-packed lunches, according to the results of a study <a href="http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(14)00632-0/abstract" target="_blank">published</a> in the November-December issue of the <em>Journal of Nutrition Education &amp; Behavior</em>. Researchers compared more than 750 school meals with more than 560 packed meals given to pre-K and kindergarten students in three schools and analyzed them for nutritional value over five days.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-school-lunches-more-nutritious-home-brought-lunches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-school-lunches-more-nutritious-home-brought-lunches#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 42621 at http://food-management.com Oklahoma’s Jeff Denton tops FAME awards http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/oklahoma-s-jeff-denton-tops-fame-awards <div class="field-deck"> Denton, of Ponca City Public Schools, received the Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award from the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Denton, of Ponca City Public Schools, received the Golden School Foodservice Director of the Year Award from the Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/oklahoma-s-jeff-denton-tops-fame-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/oklahoma-s-jeff-denton-tops-fame-awards#comments Management Business & Industry K-12 Schools Private Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:35:00 +0000 42511 at http://food-management.com <p>Jeff Denton, director of child nutrition</p> Ponca City Public Schools Boston Public Schools Joins Meatless Monday Initiative http://food-management.com/news-trends/boston-public-schools-joins-meatless-monday-initiative <div class="field-deck"> District will be serving meat-free dishes such black bean burrito bowls and garden fresh salads topped with chickpeas in its cafeterias on Mondays. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Boston Public Schools has joined the Meatless Monday movement and will be serving meat-free dishes such black bean burrito bowls and garden fresh salads topped with chickpeas in its cafeterias on Mondays. The district enrolls more than 57,000 students at 128 school sites.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/boston-public-schools-joins-meatless-monday-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/boston-public-schools-joins-meatless-monday-initiative#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:00 +0000 42361 at http://food-management.com