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Career Reflections: Bill Anderson

This episode features Bill Anderson. Bill has been the Publisher of FoodService Director magazine for 19 years. In this episode, Bill shares his career journey, his thoughts on his upcoming retirement, how FoodService Director pivoted during COVID, his impression of non-commercial foodservice workers and so much more.

Edge: The Brain Science Behind Comfort Foods

Food can bring strong emotions and pleasure. How can we mimic these pleasant experiences for our clients? Can simply discussing comfort foods with clients provide a meaningful experience and be a part of our nutrition services and therapy? You may also be curious about the brain science surrounding this phenomenon. First, I invite you to ponder the question, What is one food or beverage that creates positive emotions for you?

Edge: Training Approaches to Strengthen Nutrition and Allergy Expertise Among Staff

AS A FOODSERVICE MANAGER, you’ll likely need to plan group trainings on topics like allergy awareness and nutrition guidelines. These workshops enhance knowledge and skills of employees (Grappasonni et al., 2018), positively impacting habits. Several studies have linked higher knowledge levels in nutrition, allergies, and food safety to better practices in the kitchen (Bean et al., 2019, Jianu & Goleţ, 2019, Young & Thaivalappil, 2018).

ACE All-Year Long: The Impact of Staff & Supply Chain Shortages on the Foodservice Operation

According to HealthLeaders Magazine, the toll on front-line health-care workers is at an all time high. This is causing great concern for patient's receiving access to the care they need. Our panelists across many facility types address the concerns we are all facing. Identify strategies to overcome these challenges so you can continue to provide top quality and safe food for all those you serve.

Edge Express: Prioritizing Food Safety in Schools: An Essential Approach

In the next few sections, we will explore the various aspects of food safety in schools—from the importance of proper handling to the role of regulations and the responsibility of stakeholders. Children are particularly vulnerable to foodborne pathogens, and an outbreak can have severe consequences. Ensuring food safety in schools is not merely a matter of providing healthy meals; it is about safeguarding the health of students and preventing foodborne illnesses.