Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their lives, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is all about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.
As you hopefully know by now, Chef Donald Gonzalez just won the $10,000 Minnesota Monthly Local Chef Challenge . After being part of the judging panel, I needed to know if Chef’s food at Forepaugh’s lived up to his performance at Mall of America.
So last weekend, my wife and I made reservations (for the first time!) at the beautiful St. Paul mansion. Clearly I should have made a reservation undera fake name, because we were treated to a tour of Chef Gonzalez’s Read more
CHICAGO — Consumers’ perception of healthy food is changing as they become more health conscious, according to Technomic’s new Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report. They strongly associate contemporary definitions of health with local, natural, organic and sustainable food and drink, but also balance better-for-you food choices with occasional indulgences.
“More consumers than ever before tell us that eating healthy and paying attention to nutrition is important,” stated Darren Tristano, vice president of Technomic. “However, there’s a shift happening in terms of what actually defines healthy for them. We’re seeing more consumers gravitate toward health-halo claims — such as local, natural and organic, as well as whole-wheat and free-range. Operators can leverage this growing interest in the health halo by developing the kinds of menu offerings that can underscore health without detracting from the taste perception.” Read more
While there has been controversy over new United States Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches in many school districts across the country this fall, the impact of the guidelines adopted at the start of the school year has not been that dramatic in St. James. Read more
National School Lunch Week Campaign Aims to Get Kids Excited About Healthy Choices
(Minnetonka, MN) Each year, there are more than 500 billion school lunches served nationwide via the National School Lunch Program. In recognition of the healthful eating Taher Professional
Food Service is celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) this week, from October 15th-19th. The 2012 theme is: “School Lunch – What’s Cooking?” Read more
Posted by Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, on September 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM
You may have heard this year’s back to school season is a little different than in past years. There is a new, healthier look for the school lunch menu. These updates represent the first major changes to school meals in 15 years, and we know that these changes come with questions. We’ve promised to keep the dialogue open, and we are working to ensure that we answer them all. Read more