These days, it seems that everyone has special dietary needs. From gluten and lactose allergies to eating more “cleanly,” diners are demanding that dishes are more customizable.
More people these days define a healthier way of life as eating more “cleanly.” This means more fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins in their whole form versus processed foods that can contain extra salt, refined sugars and chemical-laden additives.
“We’re going back to basics and using more natural ingredients rather than pre-prepped products,” says Lisa Falcone, RD, CEC, CP-FS, operations support director for Aramark’s West Coast K-12 and healthcare operations. Paying attention to sodium and sugar levels remains important for all customers, but primarily for patients with high blood pressure, digestive issues and diabetes, and as preventative care for children.
The good news about cooking from scratch, Falcone says, is that you have more control over the ingredients or substitutions you…
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