K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en SNA Again Urges Congress to Ease Financial Pressure on Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools <div class="field-deck"> Group cites USDA estimates that the new school meal standards will force local school districts and states to absorb $1.22 billion in new food, labor and administrative costs in FY 2015. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The USDA <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-26/pdf/2012-1010.pdf" target="_blank">estimates</a> that the new school meal standards will force local school districts and states to absorb $1.22 billion in new food, labor and administrative costs in Fiscal Year 2015, up from $362 million in FY 2014. Consequently, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) is again calling on Congress to take immediate steps to ease the financial strain on cash-strapped school districts.&nbsp;</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-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0000 41281 at http://food-management.com Lakota Rolls Out New Menu Items http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Asian-inspired options like sushi and a noodle bar give students trendy, healthy and fun food that meets USDA requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items#comments Appetizer, Soups & Sides K-12 Schools Asian Menu Trends Private Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 40871 at http://food-management.com Former President Clinton Honors 250 Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools <div class="field-deck"> National Healthy Schools Awards presented at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Leaders Summit in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Former President Clinton honored 250 schools that received National Healthy Schools Awards at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation&rsquo;s Leaders Summit in September. The schools were recognized for exceeding federal nutrition standards for breakfast and lunch by the Alliance, which was established to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 40861 at http://food-management.com Is Child Obesity a National Security Issue? http://food-management.com/news-trends/child-obesity-national-security-issue <div class="field-deck"> Advocacy group's report urges Congress not to backtrack on updating school nutrition standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Citing a <a href="http://missionreadiness.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/MR-NAT-Retreat-Not-an-Option.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> documenting the impact of obesity on America&rsquo;s military, a group of more than 450 retired admirals and generals have urged Congress to not backtrack on or delay updated nutrition standards for foods and beverages served and sold in schools.</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/child-obesity-national-security-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/child-obesity-national-security-issue#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:00 +0000 40851 at http://food-management.com 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