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Blueberry Council Teams Up With Alison Sweeney

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) announced it has teamed up this year with Alison Sweeney, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, to introduce a program that will encourage American women to lead healthier, more dynamic lives.

WILD Presents Digestive Health Ingredient

WILD Flavors, Inc. (WILD) will be showcasing their expertise of digestive health ingredients in the presentation, The Latest Ingredient Technology for Digestive Health Applications: Tegricel, at this year’s IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Wellness 13 Conference.

Johnny Rockets Opens in Acton, Mass.

Johnny Rockets has opened its first restaurant in Acton, Mass. – joining Burlington Mall (that celebrated its 20th anniversary last May) as the second location in Middlesex County. Restaurants at Boston Logan Airport, Six Flags New England and South Shore Plaza bring Johnny Rockets’ Massachusetts total to five.

Jazzing Up New Orleans

Ralph Brennan personifies fine food and New Orleans charm, easily qualifying him as the perfect ambassador for The Big Easy. As one of America’s leading restaurateurs, Brennan heads The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, which boasts such well-received New Orleans concepts as Red Fish Grill, Ralph’s on the Park, Heritage Grill, café b, Café NOMA, and Ralph Brennan Catering & Events.

NRA Launches Kids Recipe Challenge

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is now accepting submissions for its Kids Recipe Challenge, a new initiative aimed at showcasing restaurants’ culinary ingenuity of creating healthful menu options for children.

Quinoa: The Mother Grain

What’s InsidePrep TipsQuinoa in the KitchenQuinoa Burritos Are The New HamburgerSuggested ReadingAs you would guess from the name, the newly opened Protein Bar in Washington, D.C., is all about the protein.

AdvancePierre Foods Wins Vendor of the Year Award

Market Day Corporation has named AdvancePierre Foods as its 2012 Vendor of the Year. The award was given to the company for its strong industry reputation, reliability as a vendor, and the quality and success of its products for Market Day over the past year.

Kevin Woods Nominated as School Nutrition Association Board of Directors Rep

Because of his passion for child nutrition, Kevin Woods, SNS, CFSP, LEED AP, has been nominated to serve as industry representative to the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Board of Directors.An 18-year veteran of the foodservice equipment industry, Woods’ career includes a strong focus on child nutrition and education.

Sodexo, MyFitnessPal Make Nutrition Easy

Dietitians and health experts everywhere regard daily tracking of physical activity and food intake as the single biggest tool for success in any health, diet, or fitness program, and that process just got easier for millions of Americans, thanks to a strategic partnership between Sodexo and MyFitnessPal.

Rubbermaid Releases BPA-Free Foodservice Products

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), the leader in solution-based commercial products, announced the launch of the brand’s first-ever BPA-free commercial foodservice product line.RCP created the revolutionary product line in collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company using its Tritan copolyester, a material free of Bisphenol A (BPA) that offers the highest quality, durability, and clarity in the industry.

NRA to N.Y. Health Board: Beverage Ban Ineffective

New York’s proposed beverage ban is a misguided and ineffective tactic against obesity and unfairly targets the restaurant industry, a leading job creator in New York City and nationwide, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) told the New York Department of Health in a public hearing on the proposal today.