40 Years of Ideas

25
YEARS AGO IN FM

ARA Services' purchase of Oakbrook, Illinois-based Szabo Foodservice strengthened its position in the Corrections market…Advocacy efforts by the Pittsburgh Hunger Coalition convinced the public school board to implement a pilot breakfast program in two of the city's 52 elementary schools.

30
YEARS AGO IN FM

The University of Tennessee was gearing up for the summer World's Fair in Nashville…ADA endorsed the idea of requiring sodium and potassium labeling on processed foods…William Hoagland, the USDA FNS administrator responsible for the Reagan Administration proposal to allow ketchup to count as a vegetable in school meals, was “moved upstairs” to a position where “he will … review policy rather than make it.”

35
YEARS AGO IN FM

FM's Presidents' Conference in New York City was attended by Josephine Martin (ASFSA), Isabelle Hallahan (ADA), Doug Ritchie (NACUFS), Len Hodgson (NACUFS), and Shirley Hearn (ASHFSA)… McDonald's made news as it prepared to open a unit at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

40
YEARS AGO IN FM

It was a different world when the first issue of FM went to press in 1972, but the cover story, “The Dramatic Age of Nutrition” accurately forecast a trend that is still driving the market today. FM's first editor, William B. Patterson, wrote, “We've boiled down all our initial objectives to just one: To help you solve your problems.”