Food Service Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
20 Million for Lunch. Offers an historical perspective of school food service programs, followed by descriptions of the important considerations in planning and evaluating a school food service program. Among the... 02/29/1968
A Biosecurity Checklist for School Foodservice Programs: Developing A Biosecurity Management Plan. Offers information on developing a plan and checklists for storage areas, hazardous chemicals, foodservice equipment, foodservice and food preparation areas, areas outside the school building, water... 12/31/2003
A Full Plate for Schools. As of summer 2001, at least 12 states are deep-sixing junk foods in schools. Schools face an uphill battle on nutrition education. Commercials promoting junk food seem ubiquitous, and children are... 12/31/2001
A Holistic Approach to Healthy School Meals: How Hopkins High School Looked Beyond its Cafeteria When it Changed Meal Service from Fast Food to Nutritional Food. Reviews the facility design changes that accompanied the conversion of a Minnetonka high school food service program into a venue for healthy eating, access to local organic farmers, and nutrition... 11/30/2006
A Menu for Change. Reviews the transformation of higher education dining halls into restaurant-style establishments often operated by popular chains. A three-way agreement between George Mason University, their food... 04/20/2006
A New Trend in Dining Design. Describes how to create additional revenue streams by designing campus facilities that are flexible and multifunctional and that satisfy student preferences. The college dining hall is used to... 03/31/1999
A Seamless Experience. Profiles the new dining hall at Northern Kentucky University, featuring a variety of seating options, visible food preparation, food stations representing specific cooking processes, traditional... 11/30/2007
An Edible Arrangement. Discusses contemporary higher education food services, emphasizing the accommodation of national brands food service facilities, attention to variety and change, and tips on working with national... 10/31/2010
Are You in or Out? Discusses advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing higher education services, focusing on bookstores and food service. Examples of successful in-house and outsourced operations are illustrated,... 10/31/2010
Available Equipment in School Food Service. A report provides data on a multi-year research project that identified type, style, age, and condition of available food service equipment in K-12 schools nationwide. The study found smaller schools... 12/31/1996
Battling Obesity. Discusses the role that school dining facilities can take in controlling obesity. Interior features that promote healthier eating are featured, including way to highlight healthy food choices. 02/28/2007
Beefing up Your School Kitchen. Advises on school kitchen renovations, noting changes in menu and nutrition requirements, the use of a kitchen consultant, budgeting, designing a kitchen that will endure, and careful attention to... 11/30/2010
Branded Food Service Operations Come in Different Flavors. Describes how one university got out of the food business and leased space in its student union comparable to the way that a mall food court leases space. The university acts as a commercial property... 02/28/1998
Building Blueprints: Bye-Bye, Heartburn. Explains how Sinclair Community College (Dayton) renovated and expanded its cafeteria to meet the needs of today's students, staff, and local community. Photos are included. 12/31/2000
Building Blueprints: Cafeterias and Foodservice Facilities. Discusses trends in high school dining facilities that include food court layout, daylighting, a variety of seating options, and spaces that also serve as the school commons. 02/28/2009
Building Blueprints: Food Service Facilities. Presents an elementary school cafeteria that doubles as a community hall, is open 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and serves dine-in or carryout food. The collaborative effort of the students, administration,... 03/31/2006
Building Blueprints: On-Campus Gourmet Dining. Describes Miami University's (Ohio) dining hall that was designed to entice students to use on-campus eateries by providing onsite show cooking of gourmet and international foods. Photos are... 11/30/2000
Bye Bye Cafeteria, Hello Restaurant-Style Dining. Examines how the university cafeteria is being transformed into restaurant-style dining to attract and retain sophisticated student customers. Harvard's and Seattle Pacific University's... 10/31/1999
Cafeteria Classrooms: Thinking Outside the High School Lunch Box. Reviews key aesthetic and functional elements of school foodservice facilities. These include innovative food court style arrangements rather than buffet lines, flexible seating arrangements, open... 10/31/2007
Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Spaces. Highlights school cafeteria design criteria that creates dining facilities that are both social areas as well as eating spaces. Also examined are key design considerations for multi-purpose areas. 04/30/2001
Cafeterias/Food -Service Areas. Profiles five school food service facilities representing one secondary school and four higher education institutions. The projects were recognized in the American School and University Magazine... 07/31/2008
Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas. Profiles four food service facilities honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their high performance principles,... 07/31/2007
Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas. Presents two high school and six higher education food service facilities selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their... 07/31/2006
Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas. Presents six school food service areas selected for the American School & University 2005 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their functionality, sustainability,... 07/31/2005
Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas. Profiles five food service facilities selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current and... 07/31/2009