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September 15th, 2012

Go for the Greens

Source: FoodService Director

Steal This Idea from Juli Tracy, R.D., Nutrition Educator (Metz Culinary Management), Pennsbury School District, Fallsington, Pa.: We celebrate Go for the Greens national nutrition initiative every March. In one school where we have the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program we developed a special menu to serve green produce such as kale, asparagus and […]

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September 15th, 2012

My Other Passion: Fishing with Vets

Source: FoodService Director

Military service runs in Jim Doering’s family. Doering, foodservice director with Metz Culinary Management at Optim Medical Center in Reidsville, Ga., served for 20 years. His brothers also were in the military. Doering, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was treated much differently after his service than his brothers were after their tours in Vietnam. […]

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September 11th, 2012

Don’t forget to grab fruits and veggies in the school cafeteria

Source: PhillyBurbs.com

More than a generation ago, hot lunch at school used to conjure up thoughts of mystery meat burritos, oily fries, white rolls and maybe tasteless, overcooked beans. Today’s school cafeterias offer a larger bounty of choices, including salad bars, more thoughtfully prepared dishes and a seasonal fresh fruit selection. As messages about healthier eating have […]

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