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As a family business, we are committed to helping preserve our world for our children. Lessing's is constantly finding new and better ways to manage waste and create more efficient systems of operations through training and education. This all starts with the management team and is a passed down throughout our staff.

Lessing's supports local business in all of its regions. Wherever possible we buy fresh, seasonal produce that is healthier and more sustainable. We also continue to create new and better ways to reduce our carbon footprint, one example is by ordering smarter and reducing the amount of deliveries from our vendors on a weekly basis.


When it comes to College Dining Programs, Lessing's creates a dining environment that will suit any taste. From fresh-made pizza to customized salads and daily changing hot foods, each student will find something to enjoy every day. Our meal plans offer an 8 week cycle, providing students with a variety of different food over the course of a full cycle. Our NEW Fresh Start Nutrition program, offers students meal choices that are moderate in calories, total fat, cholestoerol and sodium and are available every day.

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Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist holding a Master's degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializing in school food service . As a nutrition expert, Lisa is on the board of directors of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non-profit that works in partnership with New York City's Department of SchoolFood to improve the health of New York state students . Additionally, Lisa has been featured in a selection of national and regional media, including traditional print and broadcast as well as online news and social media outlets . Featured broadcast segments include New York City news programs, such as NBC Weekend Today in New York and WPIX Morning News, where Lisa shared with viewers healthy, vegetarian recipes and discussed how viewers can incorporate healthy food choices into their diets.

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