K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Student-grown herbs add zing to high school meal http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/student-grown-herbs-add-zing-high-school-meal <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Special event highlights low-sodium flavoring options. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special event highlights the use of herbs as low-sodium flavoring options for teens.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/student-grown-herbs-add-zing-high-school-meal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/student-grown-herbs-add-zing-high-school-meal#comments K-12 Schools Private Tue, 19 May 2015 17:04:00 +0000 47871 at http://food-management.com McCracken Public Schools UC CalFresh works with K-12 district on produce promotion http://food-management.com/news-trends/uc-calfresh-works-k-12-district-produce-promotion <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Santa Maria-Bonita schools already souces 80 percent of its produce locally. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leading kids to the salad bar, and making them eat, goal of joint program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/uc-calfresh-works-k-12-district-produce-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/uc-calfresh-works-k-12-district-produce-promotion#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 15 May 2015 12:23:00 +0000 47831 at http://food-management.com <p>Asparagus was taste tested in Santa Maria-Bonita cafeterias in April, with very positive student survey results.</p> Thinkstock Researcher: Sodium reduction in schools alone won’t work http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/researcher-sodium-reduction-schools-alone-won-t-work <div class="field-deck"> Researcher sheds light on the role of salt and sweet in taste preferences of children. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researcher sheds light on the role of salt and sweet in taste preferences of children. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/researcher-sodium-reduction-schools-alone-won-t-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/researcher-sodium-reduction-schools-alone-won-t-work#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition & Special Diets Private Tue, 12 May 2015 18:23:00 +0000 47761 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock By eliminating seven ingredients, a foundation aims to change school nutrition http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/eliminating-seven-ingredients-foundation-aims-change-school-nutrition <div class="field-byline"> Gloria Dawson </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Life Time Foundation provides grants to districts to help produce and serve healthier foods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/eliminating-seven-ingredients-foundation-aims-change-school-nutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/eliminating-seven-ingredients-foundation-aims-change-school-nutrition#comments K-12 Schools Nutrition & Special Diets Private Mon, 11 May 2015 19:07:00 +0000 47741 at http://food-management.com <p>Students selecting items from a salad bar. In addition to providing financial support to serve healthier items, the foundation also provides training for school nutrition staff.</p> USDA: 95 percent of districts have met HHFKA requirements http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-95-percent-districts-have-met-hhfka-requirements <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> According to data just released, almost all participating SFAs comply with Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act mandates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to data just released, almost all participating SFAs comply with Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act mandates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-95-percent-districts-have-met-hhfka-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-95-percent-districts-have-met-hhfka-requirements#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 07 May 2015 13:05:00 +0000 47651 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Smoothies spark breakfast sales at alternate school http://food-management.com/news-trends/smoothies-spark-breakfast-sales-alternate-school <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Kid-friendly concoctions appeal to kids while still meeting federal breakfast regs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kid-friendly concoctions appeal to kids while still meeting federal breakfast regs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/smoothies-spark-breakfast-sales-alternate-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/smoothies-spark-breakfast-sales-alternate-school#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 04 May 2015 18:46:00 +0000 47611 at http://food-management.com <p>A staffer prepares &quot;Green Machine&quot; breakfast smoothies made with mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, yogurt and milk.</p> Rochester Public Schools USDA finds fewer improper payments in school meal programs http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-finds-fewer-improper-payments-school-meal-programs <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Department allocates $8.5 million toward more progress in school meal program operational and oversight efforts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Department allocates $8.5 million toward more progress in school meal program operational and oversight efforts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-finds-fewer-improper-payments-school-meal-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-finds-fewer-improper-payments-school-meal-programs#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 04 May 2015 17:22:00 +0000 47601 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Report: K-12 milk consumption on decline http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-k-12-milk-consumption-decline <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Paper delivered to Congressional committee explores impact of federal school meal policies on this traditional source of nutrients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Paper delivered to Congressional committee explores impact of federal school meal policies on this traditional source of nutrients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-k-12-milk-consumption-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-k-12-milk-consumption-decline#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 01 May 2015 17:20:00 +0000 47581 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Haywood County schools obtain whole grain waiver http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver <div class="field-deck"> A temporary waiver allows the district to serve limited white grain bread options like crackers and biscuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A temporary waiver allows the district to serve limited white grain bread options like crackers and biscuits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/haywood-county-schools-obtain-whole-grain-waiver#comments K-12 Schools Menu Trends Private Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:03:00 +0000 47401 at http://food-management.com <p>After receiving the waiver, Haywood was able to add back its popular biscuits to the breakfast menu. Participation increased as a result.</p> Greek Yogurt to Go National in K-12 http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12 <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Product added to USDA's list of items to be available in the fall for National School Lunch Program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The USDA has officially added Greek yogurt to its list of items available in the school lunch program nationwide starting in the fall of 2015, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York. The product was initially piloted in four states in the fall of 2013 with total orders of nearly 200,000 pounds. The pilot was expanded to a dozen states the following spring, where the product proved popular enough to warrant it making it available to the rest of the country.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/greek-yogurt-go-national-k-12#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:58:00 +0000 47371 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock