When the FDA announced plans for updated nutrition facts panels in March of 2014, a number of alterations were proposed. Updated serving sizes, changes to font size and layout, and altering mandatory vitamin and mineral placement are just a few examples of the changes. However, no proposed edit has caused quite as much controversy […]
Campus Resident Advisers play an extremely important role in shaping the college experience for students. From being a role model to incoming students to organizing fun activities for dorm residents, RA’s are involved in many facets of student life. Among the many responsibilities, one of the core duties that Resident Advisers are tasked with is […]
Is your school AllerTrained? Food Allergy Training for all College and University Staff! Although college is an exciting time in life, having kids at college with allergies can be very scary. As if dining halls weren’t already the most intimidating social settings, being worried about if your food is handled safely or not only adds […]
As food allergies continue to become a more prominent public concern, the foodservice industry must practice awareness and caution while handling food. Expanding beyond the Top Eight Allergens is an important concept in foodservice, as many diners express concerns regarding lesser-known allergens. There are over 170 food proteins that can trigger an allergic reaction, yet […]
Are American restaurateurs ready? Over recent years, different regions and states have proposed regulations requiring restaurants to provide nutrition information. But as part of the health care reform bill, the Food and Drug Administration is now implementing the menu-labeling portion of the bill. Politics aside, it is vitally important the recipe is quantified and prepared […]
The National Restaurant Association has posted their predictions for the top dining trends of 2014. In the top five is “Healthier Kids Meals.” This may seem simple enough: take away the mac and cheese and fried chicken nuggets, replace it with a plate of veggies and whole grains. But regardless of how nutritious a dish […]
Is coconut milk all it’s cracked up to be? It has been labeled a healthy alternative to regular dairy, but proceed with caution. One cup of coconut milk has 550 calories and 250% of your daily recommended value of saturated fat. For comparison, a cup of whole cow’s milk has 150 calories and 22% daily […]
MenuTrinfo LLC is honored and excited to be accepted for a technical poster presentation at the 36th annual National Nutrient Databank Conference (NNDC). This conference brings the leading nutritional data experts of the USDA together with cutting-edge researchers in nutritional science from academia. The NNDC alternates each year between a one-day summary of ongoing activities […]
Editor’s note: This article is part 2 in a 2 part series on whole grains. To read part 1, please go here. Last week we dove into what makes a whole grain and why they are such a valuable addition to your diet. This week, we get to cover one of my favorite topics: eating. […]
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Whether it was on a food label, in a food commercial on TV, or even walking through your grocery store, it sure seems like every one is jumping on the whole grains bandwagon right now. Have you ever wondered what the big deal with whole grains is? Or how much you’re supposed to be eating? […]
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