In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently about developments affecting onsite dining.
Here’s your list for today:
- Gallup poll: 35% of full-time workers want remote work “as much as possible”
In a Gallup survey of 7,272 adults during the six-month period from October 2020 to April 2021, an average 52% of all workers did either all or part of their job at home, including 72% of those in white-collar occupations and 14% in blue-collar occupations. Furthermore, 35% of all full-time employees say that, if given the choice, they’d keep working remotely as much as possible compared with 17% would opt to go back to the office.
- Illinois considers allowing unused school food to be sent home with students
A bill that would allow unused food from school cafeterias to be sent home with students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the provisions of the National School Lunch Program passed out of committee in the Illinois state legislature after passing unanimously out of the senate.
- UnitedHealthcare to offer meals to discharged hospital and skilled nursing patients
UnitedHealthcare has launching a program called UnitedHealthcare Healthy at Home for Group Retiree Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to help them transition back home after discharge from a hospital or skilled nursing facility by providing health benefits such as meal delivery, transportation and in-home personal care services. The post-discharge meal service will provide up to 28 meals (two meals per day for two weeks) following all inpatient or skilled nursing facility discharges for retirees when referred by a UnitedHealthcare health plan advocate.
- Campus adds 300-seat Chick-fil-A to library
Cedarville University in Ohio recently completed a 15,000-sqaure-foot campus dining addition to its Centennial Library that includes a 300-seat Chick-fil-A unit. The project completed last fall at a cost of $7 million.
- Firm designs portable lunchroom/washroom for remote locations
A Canadian firm, B & D Manufacturing, is marketing a Lunchroom/Lavatory on Wheels to serve as meal and bathroom break facilities for remote locations such as mines. Resembling a small stainless-steel rail car, the portable units feature stainless steel lunch tables and washing stations and are air-conditioned and wi-fi ready.
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