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School nutrition trending: 9 seriously cool menu items

In this month’s recap of the most popular K-12 stories at Food Management, the top story was about a school’s lunchtime queues becoming a thing of the past thanks to pre-ordering. Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale gave its 830 high schoolers access to a retail café located in the student union building where they can purchase specialty coffees, smoothies, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, pizza and snacks. The café is open as soon as students arrive at school, during lunch, and during breaks. By contrast, the shared cafeteria is only open at lunchtime.

Other top stories:

  • USDA launches first the first phase of its Healthy Meals Incentives initiative;
  • The White House announces $50 million in foodservice equipment grants for schools;
  • 9 seriously cool school menu items; and
  • Kid-friendly selections from the new Chartwells Smoothie Station concept.
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