An increasing number of people today are committed to eating vegan or vegetarian diets and many more are interested in eating vegetarian dishes at least some of the time. Mushrooms offer a unique array of nutrients that can be hard-to-get for vegans and vegetarians because they are nonexistent or rare in other plant foods, including: […]
In part one of this series, I discussed several legislative measures state and local municipalities have taken in regard to the improvement of allergen-awareness within the restaurant space. Through our AllerTrain™ certification courses, we have been teaching the importance of allergen awareness since 2011 to food service operators and their staff across the country. We […]
AllerTrain™ is the leading training program for restaurants today. Introduce three years ago, the first of its kind in the food service industry specifically training regarding food allergies, Celiac disease and best in class solutions from “loading dock to table top”. Why did we develop this class? The Centers for Disease Control reported that the […]
The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone including restaurants, which is exactly why restaurants need to be on high alert for their customers with food allergies. Mistakes may be more likely to happen because of new seasonal items on the menu, and everyone (including your customers) can be more distracted over […]
Boy, I wish I had a crystal ball. For more than three years I’ve been discussing menu labeling and just when I think menu labeling legislation is about to pass, I’m still waiting, as are all of you. So what, exactly, is the holdup? Everyone has known from the beginning of this proposed legislation that […]
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 […]
Starbucks and King County Menu Labeling study food for thought: Consumers who opt for low-calorie items spend the same How do menu labels affect a restaurant’s bottom line? When faced with calorie counts on a menu, do some customers choose to walk out the door? These are questions that restaurateurs are asking as menu labeling […]
Allergen and Gluten Free Training for your staff: We know your restaurant is seeing between 1 to 3 requests a day for a special ingredient question, a special diet request or asking for deep details about what is in your menu items. Is your staff: Trained to handle the request the same each time? Know […]
By some estimates, at least 80% of the population is on some sort of medication or over-the-counter drug. And while plenty of attention is paid to the potential adverse side effects of mixing drug with drug, very little is ever said about the possible effects of certain nutrients and foods on various drugs, yet these […]
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A new set of dietary guidelines hardly seems like a big news item to the public at large. In fact, few people realize that the USDA releases updated Dietary Guidelines to aid Americans every 5 years. Generally, new guidelines come and go with little fanfare or even notice, but the most recent set of dietary […]
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