October 3, 1991 |
The cafeterias at Moorestown's middle and high schools have a new look and an expanded menu this year - all part of a plan to please that finicky teen palate and erase a $30,000 deficit from last year. Dubbed "food courts" after that popular staple of area shopping malls, the revamped cafeterias offer more choices. Each day, students can buy hoagies, made-to-order deli sandwiches, burgers and pizza a la carte besides the more traditional lunch. Also available are french fries, cheese fries, nachos, soup and salad plus freshly baked cookies and ice cream.
November 6, 2012 |
Asked to describe the quality of her school cafeteria's food last year, Sophia Santiago wrinkled her nose. She narrowed her eyes. She chose her words carefully. "The pizza tasted like rubber," said Sophia, 11, a sixth-grader at Juniata Park Academy. "I am so serious. " "Kids would just throw their whole lunch away," added fifth-grader Joseph Hamas, 10. Squeezed by increasingly brutal budgets, the Philadelphia School District in recent years has moved to close dozens of full-service cafeterias, switching those schools to meals prepared in a warehouse in Brooklyn and trucked into Philadelphia.
January 15, 1997 |
Everyone knows supermarkets and cafeterias are supposed to be sanitary. But some are more sanitary than others. That's the philosophy behind the township's first sanitation awards, handed out Monday night to four establishments where, health officials say, counters are shinier, records are better kept, and refrigerated food is less likely to warm up to dangerous temperatures than in other places. The township decided to give out the awards annually to "shine a positive spotlight" on squeaky-clean stores and food services, said spokesman Stephen Gary.
March 13, 1997 |
Students frustrated by closed cafeterias may have been responsible for two false fire alarms at Harry S Truman High School late yesterday morning, school officials said. The clang of alarms sent 2,300 students filing out of school buildings about 10:15 a.m., said Joseph Boles, principal and acting district superintendent. Minutes after they returned, another alarm forced them back out into the cold, he added. Boles said 39 students who left campus during the alarms were suspended for three days.
September 26, 2007 |
The Philadelphia School District will end its contract with Aramark to run full-service cafeterias in 115 of the district's 267 schools, officials announced yesterday. As of Oct. 1, the school district will take back the operations and run the cafeterias, which Aramark has run for the last two years. District officials said earlier this month that they were unhappy that the company had not helped the district erase a long-standing deficit in its full-service cafeteria operations and were considering terminating the five-year contract - renewable annually - after the first two full years.
March 5, 1997 |
A 48-year-old head cook in the cafeteria at Bensalem High School has been accused of stealing receipts from beverage vending machines, police said. Elizabeth "Betty" Hawk, of the 2700 block of East Ann Street, Philadelphia, was arrested yesterday after an investigation by police and school district officials, during which "bait" money was used to catch the suspected thief, police said. A 19-year employee of the Bensalem Township School District, police said, Hawk admitted during questioning that she took money "two [times]
February 23, 1987 |
Robert and Theresa Giandomenico build hotel rooms, lobbies, restaurants and cafeterias. Then, a few days later, they tear them down. It's all part of the here-today-gone-tomorrow business of taking pictures for clients who want to feature their products or services in advertisements. In the last few weeks, Giandomenico & Fiore Inc. Photography of Collingswood has constructed - and then photographed - working models of school and office cafeterias, grills, salad bars and vending-machine centers for ARA Services Inc. They build replicas of the cafeterias or hotel rooms in their studios in what was once a movie theater.
October 21, 1990 |
Tabernacle children's concerns about the environment have prompted the school board to replace disposable plastic knives, forks and spoons with stainless steel utensils in the school cafeterias. The board's decision earlier this month to spend $400 to buy the utensils resulted from a science project in which students studied ways to decrease the amount of trash, board President Neva Moore said. Moore also said the board was acting on another student suggestion and would phase out plastic foam containers in the cafeteria.
April 3, 1988 |
Responding to parents' complaints about placing portable classrooms at several West Chester elementary schools, district administrators have changed their recommendations about future school construction. At the school board's monthly meeting Monday, Superintendent William Deighan said he had changed his mind about a recommendation to place 23 portable classrooms at seven elementary school sites over the next three years. Last month, Deighan proposed using the portable classrooms as a temporary solution to overcrowding until a new elementary school could be opened in 1991.
November 18, 2004
RECENTLY, NBC-10 News aggressively advertised their investigative reports on school cafeterias. As if it wasn't bad enough that I was forced to watch "Joey" by my wife, I also had to endure a popup on the bottom of the screen every 15 minutes of a rat eating a hamburger and a message saying watch NBC-10 News Special Report. This rat continued to pop up until 11. What finally put me over the edge was during "ER," they showed a bunch of cockroaches swarming another piece of food.