Schools transform meals, service

The primary education system (grades pre-K and K-12) within our country and across the world is undergoing fundamental changes. A tremendous amount of research into how children learn and a close examination of the public school system have led to tremendous upheaval and change. A proliferation of private schools and…

Maintaining Food Temperatures

Maintain all of your food at its required minimum internal temperature. Always keep cold food cold, 41 degrees or lower and hot food hot, 135 degrees or higher. These are FDA recommended temperatures, check with your local Health Department to confirm your state is following the same guidelines. Prepare cold…

Stay Out of the Serving Area!

To help prevent students from having to go back into the serving area to choose additional meal items, ensure your employees serving on the lines, understand the new meal pattern requirements.  This holds up the line and causes additional confusion when students need to return to the serving area. Then,…

Students create “We Dine Together” group

The concrete courtyard at Boca Raton Community High stretches the length of a football field. When the bell rings for lunch, a flurry of students pack it from every direction. Almost 3,400 students go to school here. Students say the place is so populated they can go years without seeing…

Va. district launches 2nd breakfast option

PEARISBURG (WSLS 10) -A new breakfast program aimed at making sure no child goes hungry launched this month in Giles County. Thanks to a grant funding from No Kid Hungry Virginia, Giles County Public Schools will offer a second breakfast period called fast break. In addition to the traditional breakfast…

SNA SmartBrief

Like most of you, I receive SNA SmartBrief every day and in these articles are all sorts of suggestions and success stories. However, one thing I have learned in all my years in school foodservice is that one fix does not fit all districts. While one district successfully revamped their…

College’s virtual food bank keeps students from going hungry

By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM – New Hampshire Sunday News DURHAM — When Alana Davidson’s research revealed that 25 percent of her fellow students at the University of New Hampshire had experienced hunger, she was shocked. She decided to do something about it. Thanks to her efforts, UNH recently started the…

Calif. district seeks to put food waste to use

By Dennis Wyatt A typical Manteca Unified School District student generates roughly 1.75 ounces of food waste a day when they are done with lunch. Multiply that by 24,000 students, and it comes to 1.06 tons on any given school day. While that sounds like a staggering amount it translates…

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don’t Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows By: Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don’t get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds. The researchers followed students at 44…