Latest Cafeteria Stories

2009-05-09 15:44:45

A school lunch cafeteria in England that was on the brink of closure has opened up to the public to help make ends meet, officials said. The dining hall of Wittersham Primary School in the village of Wittersham was struggling amid rising costs and declining sales, The Times of London reported Saturday. The number of children taking dinners was falling and with the credit crunch and rising food prices we were about to start buying pre-prepared stuff, said teacher Judith Thornton.

2009-04-20 12:13:00

College campus events on April 22, Earth Day Will Weigh Waste to Raise Awareness of Impact; 96 billion pounds of waste that costs $1 billion for disposal yearly GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Next time you're cleaning out your fridge, consider this: Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food they prepare, impacting the economy and the environment.

2009-01-15 16:35:09

Students at some of the dormitories at the University at Buffalo, N.Y., are making more careful food choices because they no longer use trays, officials said. The initiative is designed to substantially cut food waste, but it may also result in more careful food choices.

2008-10-22 09:00:20

In honor of today's Campus Sustainability Day, ARAMARK Higher Education, a world leader in providing professional services to more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America, is working with its campus partners to incorporate Zero Waste practices into their sustainability plans.

2008-06-24 02:30:02

WASHINGTON _ Californians are the new diet police in Washington, using their enhanced influence to launch makeovers of the cafeterias and restaurants that serve the nation's most powerful lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill.

2008-06-23 00:00:17

A POUND of food for every American every day. That's the amount wasted in U.S. grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias and home kitchens, a government study found.

2008-05-31 15:00:31

By MERRY FIRSCHEIN, STAFF WRITER Lunchtime for elementary and middle school students means not only food but socializing outside of the classroom.

2008-02-27 09:55:00

A new online Encyclopedia of Life debuted yesterday, but quickly crashed on its first day of operation after its servers were overwhelmed by the high numbers of visitors to the site.

2007-01-21 12:45:00

As choices on the lunch line change, many children are accepting them, said Martha Conklin, an associate professor at Penn State University who conducts research about school nutrition programs and school food service.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.