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Study: Parents Unsure How Many Calories Children Should Eat in Restaurants

A new study published in Public Health Nutrition revealed that parents overwhelmingly under- or overestimate how many calories to feed their children, and those who made accurate estimates were not confident in their answers. Researchers led by Dr. Christina Economos, conducted an online survey of about 1,200 parents of 5-to-12-year-olds in July 2014. Parents were asked to […]

How Fast Rats Can Breed is Terrifying

This probably isn’t a question you’ve asked yourself lately, but perhaps that should change. How many descendants could a pair of rats produce in three years? The answer: nearly half a billion. That shudder-worthy fact comes courtesy of pest control experts Rentokil, who put together an interactive projected labeled “The Rise of The Rats” to […]

Healthy Oils, Fats are on The Rise

Healthy oils and fats are trending, and the U.S. food industry might be butter—uh better—for it. For more than 30 years, there has been unrelenting advice from dietary guidelines to cut fat and saturated fat from the American diet. But such notions have soured overtime and mindsets are changing. In particular, Millennials and Generation Z […]

National Restaurant Association Meets with HHS Secretary Over Health Care Reform

On Wednesday, leaders from the National Restaurant Association and restaurateurs met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss issues faced by restaurant operators under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The meeting was held as part of the 31st annual two-day Public Affairs Conference that convened over 600 restaurateurs and foodservice operators in Washington, […]

AllerTrain Announces 2017 Food Allergy Awards

AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, a leading food allergy and gluten-free training program, will recognize outstanding leaders in the foodservice industry through the AllerTrain 2017 Food Allergy Awards. The awards will honor restaurants and universities that are at the forefront of food allergy safety standards and training. AllerTrain is requesting nominations for restaurant brands and universities that […]

National Restaurant Association Helping Combat Fats, Oils, and Grease

Building on their commitment to sustainability, the National Restaurant Association today released the latest Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control toolkit to their members. This comes as many restaurateurs work to be more environmentally friendly in their business practices—whether they are running an existing restaurant or opening a new one. To introduce the toolkit, the […]

What to Look for When Buying Fresh Shellfish

Nothing ruins a shellfish meal like a mouthful of sand. Keep the sand on the beach where it belongs and eat only the freshest shellfish by taking some pointers from Executive Chef Dusmane Tandia Abdoulaye of Mastro’s Steakhouse New York City on how to buy, prepare, and plate your favorite kind of shellfish. The iconic […]

Aging Population Could Turn to Soyfoods

Nutrition in aging will become an increasingly important issue as the number of Americans over the age of 64 is expected to jump in the next 25 years from the current 15 percent of the population (42.6 million) to 22 percent. For a variety of reasons, nutrient needs change with aging. For example, calorie needs […]

FDA: Avocados are Officially Heart Healthy

Nutrition experts have been touting for years the health benefits of fresh Avocados, and now the FDA is making it official. In response to a petition submitted by the American Heart Association, the FDA has amended the regulation about the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease. With […]

Study Shows Diners Remain Worried about GMOs

U.S. consumers are now more informed about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the benefits of their use in producing food, but many still have concerns about them, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Over half of consumers in 2013 had little to no awareness of GMOs and that percentage has shrunk to […]

FDA Extending Compliance Date for Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will be publishing a final rule that formally extends the compliance date for menu labeling regulations to May 5. Below is a statement from Cicely Simpson, executive vice president of government affairs at the National Restaurant Association. “The National Restaurant Association applauds the FDA for issuing this […]

The Healthy Fats Coalition Comes to Life

A group of like-minded organizations, companies, and individuals formed the Healthy Fats Coalition, a new educational initiative dedicated to the proposition that healthy fats aren’t merely having a moment—they’re here to stay, as an essential part of the American diet.  As an awareness campaign, the Healthy Fats Coalition reflects the marked change in what Americans […]

Peanuts are Now Healthy, According to the FDA

America’s favorite nut has a new descriptor, healthy. Peanuts are now classified as healthy due to their high levels of unsaturated fats that provide a source of plant-based protein and overall beneficial nutrient profile, according to new guidelines issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new guidelines have removed “calories from fat” and […]

P.F. Chang’s New Menu Offers More Than 40 dishes at 600 Calories or Less

P.F. Chang’s Farm to Wok food philosophy comes to life in its new menu, highlighting scratch kitchens, wholesome, simple ingredients, and the power of the fiery wok. It also emphasizes 16 gluten-free options, several vegetarian entrees and offers guests more than 40 delicious dishes that are 600 calories or less. Satisfying lunch and dinner options, […]