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Creating Sustainable School Meal Menus

There is no shortage of studies pointing to the inescapable fact that kids need to eat healthier, more nutritious meals at school. But how can schools transform this knowledge, the many voices of concerned parents and nutritionists, into healthy meals? One ...

Healthy Food Portion Sizes for Kids

No one ever claimed feeding kids was easy. Sometimes they want to eat, other times not. What they want and when they want it is anyone’s guess. It’s often the case that the things they want — sugars, starches and fats — are not what’s most healthy for the ...

What is MyPlate?

June 2, 2011, will be remembered as the day the great pyramid finally fell apart. Not the 4,000-year-old pyramid in Egypt, mind you, but rather the more familiar pyramid most of us saw almost every day growing up: The food pyramid. You see, in 2011 the US ...

How to Improve School Foodservice For The Kids And Community

Who can forget eating school lunch? The crowded tables, the unidentified meat, the mush, the long-awaited pizza day, the clanging silverware and, of course, those little milk cartons. Though school lunch is a big part of growing up in America, many people ...

Strategies For Getting The Word Out

The primary customers who will use a community commercial kitchen are the small entrepreneur food producers who plan to sell their foods at markets and food stands. Often, these small businesses and food producers are part of a close-knit community that m ...

What Supplies Are You Going To Provide?

While it’s common for community commercial kitchens to include a variety of utensils and cooking accessories for clients to use, it isn’t always the case.Many have a “bring your own utensils/accessories” policy, and for good reason. It’s easy for people t ...

Cooking Equipment Every Community Kitchen Needs

A community commercial kitchen requires a variety of equipment to meet the needs of its various clients. Whereas a restaurant or bakery has the luxury of needing only the equipment that fits its specific needs, a community commercial kitchen must serve a ...

How Much Space Do You Need for a Community Commercial Kitchen?

Like any substantial building project, planning a community commercial kitchen requires that you spend a lot of time crunching numbers and working at the drawing board. Among the first questions you need to tackle is how large you want the facilities to b ...

Everything You Need to Know to Start a Community Commercial Kitchen

Today's rising demand for local, organic food has combined with an increased desire among consumers to know where their food comes from and how it is prepared to create what many have called “the food movement.” Traces of the movement have been perceived  ...

4 Aromatic and Flavorful Spice Blends to Look For

In places like Louisiana and the border regions of the southwest, hot peppers and mouth-stinging heat have played a fundamental role in cooking for generations, but by and large, American food has been a relatively bland affair. In the past two or three d ...

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