Menu Labeling: More than meets the eye (Transparency)

Menu labeling makes a difference. Over 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. The nutrition information restaurants and similar retail food establishments will be providing is a great first step in curbing these soaring rates.…

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Better Kids' Meals Means Better Business in 2018

Coming in at #6 on the National Restaurant Association’s Top 20 Hot Food Trends of 2018 is “healthful kid’s meals.” So, what does that mean for restaurant owners? Balanced, smaller and innovative kid’s meals can…

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Pick Your Poison: Antibiotics and Hormones

The Holiday Season is upon us. You’ve likely already heard Christmas music playing in stores and are starting to see decorations gracing the neighborhood. It’s still November, you guys! Let’s take it one holiday at…

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Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls and…Green Potatoes?

Every year around this time, the Halloween decorations come out and some make it their mission to have the scariest costume around. While monsters and zombies are common, have you ever seen someone dressed as…

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Pick Your Poison: Added Sugars

The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin-everything is on the horizon! As autumn begins, Halloween decorations clutter neighborhood yards and store windows. …And with hundreds of bags of candy piled onto…

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Foodservice Cleaning Up Its Act

Back-to-school time as a kid use to signal the return of some highly popular foods. Neon fruit snacks, cheese crackers, bags of chips, juice pouches, and some of the staples of the cafeteria line like…

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Pick Your Poison: Added Salt

Added Salt: The crystalline, less-than-sweet cousin of Added Sugar. It is generously dumped into the food supply and stealthily inhabits your grocery store shelves. Maybe you invite Added Salt over for a home-prepared meal from…

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Pick Your Poison: Nitrites and Nitrates

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence, and what better way to do so than to continue the tradition of firework displays and backyard cook outs? Considering that the Fourth…

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Wheat

Good News for Gluten-Free

For the 1% of the American population with celiac disease, eating gluten-free is a necessity. For someone with this disease, the list of short-term side effects caused by consumption of gluten range from abdominal pain…

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Pick Your Poison: Partially Hydrogenated Oils

“Partly” “Somewhat” “Moderately” “In some measure” “To a certain extent” We hear these words and phrases throughout our lives. Do they inspire confidence? Do they provoke anxiety? And is something that is partially anything ever…

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