Content tagged "business of school food"

Farm to School Resources- Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 22, 2017

The term “Farm to School” often suggests images of freshly picked produce waiting to be shipped to your local school district, but how these products...

Introducing the New and Improved 60 Point Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 22, 2017

In this webinar, Heidi Kessler, Executive Director of the Smarter Lunchrooms National Office at Cornell University introduces the new and improved Smarter...

Sodium Reduction Tips from School Food Service Directors

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 28, 2017

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and nonprofit schools and residential child care...

Tapping into Taste: Using Sampling to Turn Students into Ambassadors for Your Cafeteria

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 15, 2017

On a winter day in December, 2016 Annette Marchbanks, Director of Food Service of Liverpool Central School District in central New York held a taste testing...

Did You Know? Lesser Known Facts About School Meals

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 10, 2017

Historically, school food has gotten a bad rap for being unappetizing and even having poor nutritional value. If you haven’t been in a school cafeteria...

Buy Local for Your School: Getting Started

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Interested in buying local products for your cafeterias but unsure where to start? Try a few of these tips so get the ball rolling for a Farm to School...

Food Marketing and Children: Threat or Opportunity for Schools?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Did you know that $1.8 billion dollars is spent on marketing foods to school-aged youth?1 Or that the average child sees 12-16 advertisements per day...

Smarter Lunchroom Principles are Worth Every Penny: How Simple Lunchroom Changes Impact the School Meal Program Bottom Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 11, 2016

The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement champions several research based behavioral interventions in school cafeterias. The two most widely used interventions are...

Why Reducing Food Waste in School Meal Programs Matters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 06, 2016

School foodservice directors have great pressures to meet federal, state, and local demands for nutrition, safety, and lunchroom participation. Consequently,...

Order Effects and Sensory Aspects of Sampling Foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 02, 2015

Food manufacturers and retailers are increasingly offering free samples to consumers, especially now that research has shown that free samples can often be a...

Involving Middle School Students in Smarter Lunchroom Design

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 30, 2014

Natalie Tauzin RD, MPH  and Kai Swan discuss how student and staff input and engagement activities were used to promote fruits and vegetables in the school...

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