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How to get valuable, real input on food from high school students

A foodservice director and a high school assistant principal talk about how they leveraged a willingness to listen and follow up on requests to a better understanding on both sides of the lunch line.

When renovations were being planned for Akron (N.Y.) School District’s high school cafeteria, Barb Goodman, director of foodservices, and Stephen Dimitroff, director of athletics/assistant principal, decided the time was right to make some improvements to the overall experience, including the food, and “who better to ask than the student population?” Goodman says. But where to start? The two plotted an approach that would open up communication and boost participation. They t

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