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Kentucky Department of Education, 2020
As districts in Kentucky look forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, food service staff need to begin planning for necessary adjustments to food service. Multiple scenarios are being considered for the upcoming school year. There have been many questions about how best to accomplish this amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the unknown…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
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Patten, Emily Vaterlaus; Alcorn, Michelle; Watkins, Tracee; Cole, Kerri; Paez, Paola – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this exploratory, observational study was three-fold: 1) Determine current food safety practices at Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites; 2) Identify types of food served at the sites and collect associated temperatures; and 3) Establish recommendations for food safety training in the SFSP.…
Descriptors: Food, Food Standards, Food Service, Summer Programs
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Gunderson, Ariana; Friedman, Debbie; Brown, Angela McKee; Wilson, Sadie; Gomez, Vanessa – Center for Cities & Schools, 2020
One way to serve healthier school meals is by incorporating "scratch-cooking" techniques, whereby many or most of the ingredients are prepared onsite from a raw and/or minimally processed form, into school food service programs. However, the vast majority of public school kitchens across the U.S. and in California are not designed and/or…
Descriptors: Food Service, Public Schools, Budgets, Financial Support
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Canterberry, Melanie; Francois, Samantha; van Hattum, Taslim; Rudov, Lindsey; Carton, Thomas W. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Louisiana has one of the highest rates of overweight and obese children in the United States. The Healthy School Food Collaborative (HSFC) was created to allow New Orleans's schools to select their own healthy school Food Service Provider (FSP) with requirements for higher nutritional standards than traditional options. The goal of…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Health Promotion, Food Service
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Stokes, Nathan; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of the study was to determine types and frequency of local food products purchased by schools as part of FTS programs and to identify whether differences in purchasing exist relative to school size (number of lunches served). Methods: A valid and reliable questionnaire was developed from qualitative interviews with…
Descriptors: Food Service, Food, Purchasing, School Personnel
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Kinkead, Joyce; Curtis, Kynda – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The value of service-learning as a high-impact educational practice in college courses is further documented here through client-centered student projects seeking to increase SOLE food-- sustainable, organic, local, and ethically produced--on the Utah State University campus. Honors students enrolled in a Think Tank series of courses in Science,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Honors Curriculum, Sustainability, Universities
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Rajagopal, Lakshman; Reynolds, Joel; Li, Dawei – Journal of Extension, 2019
This article describes visual-based minimal-text food safety tools developed in Mandarin Chinese to educate Chinese-speaking food service workers about safe food handling practices. Ten posters and one PowerPoint presentation were developed, and their efficacy in conveying critical food safety messages was tested with Chinese-speaking food service…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Food Service, Food, Safety
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Asada, Yuka; Ziemann, Margaret; Zatz, Lara; Chriqui, Jamie – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards to increase healthy food offerings. A critical stakeholder in the implementation of standards is Food Service Directors (FSDs). We sought to examine FSDs' perspectives on revised school meal standards to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Food, Grounded Theory
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Conner, David; Estrin, Hans; Becot, Florence – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article discusses High School Harvest (HSH), an Extension educator-led project in five Vermont schools to provide students with job training and food system education and to provide lightly processed produce to school lunch programs. One hundred and twenty-one students participated, logging 8,752 hours growing, harvesting, and processing…
Descriptors: Food Service, Extension Education, High School Students, Job Training
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2011
The author reports on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to look closely at whether the food-service-management companies running many school cafeterias are passing along all the discounts and rebates they receive from their suppliers to the districts that hire them. The plan to probe companies will begin in August, said Alison Decker, a…
Descriptors: Food Service, Audits (Verification), Federal Regulation, Grants
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Stephens, Lacy; Shanks, Carmen Byker – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: School food service professionals are vital to implementing national nutrition standards in school meal programs. Appropriate and effective training for these professionals may be one key to producing healthful meals that students are excited to eat and also meet United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient guidelines. A…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Lubker Cornish, Disa; Askelson, Natoshia M.; Golembiewski, Elizabeth H. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: This study was designed to explore the professional networks of rural school food service directors (FSD), the resources they use for implementing the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), and their needs for information and support to continue to implement successfully. Methods: Rural FSD participated in an in-depth…
Descriptors: Administrators, Food Service, Rural Schools, Social Networks
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Trevino, Roberto P.; Pham, Trang; Mobley, Connie; Hartstein, Jill; El Ghormli, Laure; Songer, Thomas – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Food service directors have a concern that federal reimbursement is not meeting the demands of increasing costs of healthier meals. The purpose of this article is to report the food option changes and the annual revenues and expenses of the school food service environment. Methods: The HEALTHY study was a 3-year (2006 to 2009)…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Dining Facilities, Costs
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Lebbon, Angela; Sigurdsson, Sigurdur Oli; Austin, John – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2012
During the course of a 6-year behavioral safety consult at a food and drink industry site, data were collected on the number of Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incidents, number of lost and restricted days, and number of peer safety observations. Employees were trained to identify safe and unsafe behavior, conduct peer…
Descriptors: Food Service, Industry, Employees, Occupational Safety and Health
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Cohen, Juliana F. W.; Rimm, Eric B.; Austin, S. Bryn; Hyatt, Raymond R.; Kraak, Vivica I.; Economos, Christina D. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Whole grain (WG) options are often limited in schools, which may impact rural, low-income students who rely on school meals for a substantial portion of their food intake. This study examined the changes in the availability and quantity of WG and refined grain foods offered in schools participating in the Creating Healthy, Active and…
Descriptors: Food Service, Intervention, Lunch Programs, Rural Schools
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