Content tagged "reduce food waste"

Introduction to Tray Waste Data Collection Techniques

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 17, 2017

Do you want to dig deeper into understanding what students are actually eating? It’s not nutrition until it is eaten, which is why we invite you to join us...

Tray Waste Part II: 5 Simple Steps to Efficiently Measure Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Measuring tray waste can give insights into what foods kids are eating and what foods are being thrown away. In order for the healthy foods to give students...

Tray Waste Part I: Determine the Impact of Lunchroom Changes by Measuring Tray Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Making healthy changes to the school lunchroom is a no-brainer, but how do you know if those changes are really making an impact?Schools participating in...

Slice It Up: Serving Pre-Cut Fruit can Increase Fruit Consumption

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

MyPlate and USDA’s new nutrition standards for school meals have placed greater emphasis on getting students to eat more fruit. Yet, very few students select...

Why Reducing Food Waste in School Meal Programs Matters

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

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

Tray Waste Part III: Effectively Present Your Data

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The data that you collected can tell you the percentage of food being wasted before and after you implemented a change in your cafeteria. It will also tell...

Feature Series: Reducing and Managing School Cafeteria Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 11, 2016

The USDA has recently released a guide called What You Can Do to Prevent Wasted Food to enforce food waste prevention, specifically in schools... READ...

Plant to Plate: Do School Gardens Increase Salad Selection?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 31, 2016

According to the 2013 USDA Farm to School Census, there are 2,401 school gardens across the US that grow edible produce and incorporate it in school meals....

A Salad Bar for Everyone: Finding Funds for a Salad Bar

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 23, 2016

“It looks really beautiful! I would put our salad bar up against any salad bar in town because it looks that good!”-- Kathy Burrill the food service director...

Peas before Pizza: Why Food Order Matters in the Lunch Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Have you ever been to a buffet and filled your plate on the first few offerings, only to find that your favorite dish is last in line?  You’re not the only...

What’s in Your Garbage? A First Look At Long-term Impact of NSLP Regulations and How Much Food Students Throw Away

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 20, 2015

In 2012, the first set of new school lunch guidelines were implemented as part of the USDA’s initiative to improve the nutritional quality of school...

How to Make Your Salad Bar Healthy and Popular

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2015

Include all Meal Components—making a salad meet the NSLP requirements for a full meal is quite easy with a salad bar! Make sure that the utensils measure the...

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...

Feeding Hungry Tummies: Lunch Hour Strategies to Curb Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2015

The 2010 federal school nutrition standards have helped educate many of our students about new and healthy foods.  A recent study by the Harvard School of...

Inside Eyes: Getting Cafeteria Feedback from Peers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 03, 2014

A useful strategy for improving our school meal programs is to elicit feedback from other school food experts.  Who are these other school food experts? ...

How Texture and Mouth-feel Impact Food Preference

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 25, 2014

Food manufacturers offer products with different textural properties to appeal to various consumer preferences. For instance, Ore-Ida offers many variations...

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