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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).

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.

Edge Express: 5 Behavioral Biases That Can Hinder Effective Management

BEHAVIORAL BIASES ARE SUBCONSCIOUS BELIEFS that affect your decision-making abilities. While often discussed in the context of investments, these biases can also impact management abilities – from hiring to menu decisions to leadership skills (and everything in-between). By understanding and acknowledging these biases, you can actively overcome them, leading to better decisions as a CDM, CFPP.

Edge: Beneficial Beverages

AS YOU ARE SITTING DOWN TO READ THIS ARTICLE, do you have your favorite beverage in hand? If not, please go grab one, or at least bring your favorite beverage to mind. Now that you have your beverage in hand or mind, take a moment to think about why it is your personal favorite.

Edge: 9 Time Management Tips for Foodservice Leaders

2,400 MINUTES — that’s what you’ll find in a 40-hour work week to accomplish every task on your plate. That might sound like a lot, but you know that those minutes fly by faster than a hot knife through butter. Between managing staff, ensuring food quality, and administrative struggles, time always seems in short supply, and unfortunately there’s no way to increase this precious commodity. All is not lost, though. Luckily, there are many tips that can help you make the most of each minute!