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Summer School Lunch Programs: Serving Year-Round Nutrition

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Summer is just around the corner, and that means most schools will be finished with their cafeteria duties until fall. But many schools throughout the country participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP was …

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Celebrating Halloween in School Cafeterias

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Halloween is a favorite holiday for a lot of people, especially children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your school’s Halloween celebration, specifically in the cafeteria.

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Complete Guide on New Standards for School Meals: July 1 Changes

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In late January of 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsak introduced new standards for school meals. These new guidelines will be implemented in phases all the way out to the 2022-2023 school year, with the first phase beginning on July 1 for the 2012-2013 school year.

Central has recapped the changes that were to be implemented on July 1.

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A Deeper Look At New USDA Guidelines for Schools

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In last Tuesday’s blog, Central looked into schools serving meals three times a day—and it really shows just how times have changed. Thanks to a rough economy, many children eat over half to all of their meals at school during the week.

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Central Supports Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Put Salad Bars in Schools

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Salad bars have been the buzz in school foodservice news lately, with the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign.  This stems from First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools’ …

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Changing the American Lunch Room

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Schools are back in session and while the classroom is very important, the lunch room plays a very significant role to students. Whether it is revising layout and design or implementing healthier foods, any change to …

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