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White House Garden Gets Spuds

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed children from five schools across the country to join her yesterday for the fourth annual spring planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. During the day, the kids planted five varieties of seed potatoes: Sangre, Purple Sion, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canola Russet.

Brown Rice Great Option For Healthy Children's Meals

Kids meals take center stage as menus become healthier across commercial and non-commercial foodservice segments. The growing popularity of nutrient-rich foods like whole grain brown rice enable chefs and K-12 menu planners to provide flavorful and nutritious meals children enjoy.

NRA Teams Up with USDA

The National Restaurant Association is teaming up with USDA to promote “What’s on My Plate?” Day, March 8, 2012, designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal.

Healthy Dining Rolls Out New Initiative

In its continuing efforts to contribute to a healthier America, Healthy Dining today announced the rollout of a groundbreaking research-based initiative, the “Healthy Dining School Wellness Rewards Program,” designed to contribute to the health and wellbeing of America’s children and families.

With Ethnic Food on Rise, Diners Seek Authenticity

Ethnic food preparation and consumption has been on the rise over the past several years and according to Mintel’s latest research, it will continue its growth.What’s most important to consumers when it comes to their favorite ethnic fare? Authenticity.

Hooters Hosts 2012 Half Marathon

The 2012 Hooters Half Marathon, Presented by the OMNI Club, is set to take place on March 4, 2012, at 7 a.m.This is the fifth consecutive year that Hooters Restaurants and The Fort Myers Track Club have teamed up to organize this race for the fight against cancer.

Where Healthy Options Stay on the Table

In January, consumer research brand Mintel reported that 80 percent of family restaurant-goers are eating out less due to budgetary reasons. When they do go out, they’re looking for healthy options, menu items they like, and fresh food.

Frozen Food Foundation Sponsors 5K

The Frozen Food Foundation will highlight how frozen foods help youth and adults maintain a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle at the 5K Fun Run & Walk presented by Green Giant on Feb.

Michelle Obama Announces New Chefs Move to Schools Website

First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled new efforts to expand the Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs and schools team up to educate children about healthy food choices.Joined by renowned chef Tom Colicchio, six “Top Chef” chef’testants and members of the Dallas Cowboys at Kleberg/Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas, Mrs.

Calif. Restaurant Association Incorporates ServSafe Practices

Red Book Solutions announces a partnership with the California Restaurant Association (CRA) to provide daily playbooks that positively support managers’ performance to drive profitability.The Manager’s Red Book – CRA Edition andThe Heart of the House Yellow Book – CRA Edition (coming soon) incorporate the California Food Handler Program and ServSafe compliance practices.

Soup’s On!

Good soups can warm a diner on a cold winter’s day, but, according to chefs nationwide, that is only the beginning.Michael Anthony“Soups are a great indicator of what is coming. It says so much about the quality of the food at any restaurant,” says Michael Anthony, executive chef at New York’s Gramercy Tavern.

Old Chicago Introduces Crisp Greens & Hearty ‘Zones

Old Chicago–the made-from-scratch American fare, pizza, and beer authority known for its World Beer Tour and 110 varied, cold beers–just launched its latest limited-time offer, “Crisp Greens & Hearty ‘Zones,” a meal combination sure to cure those winter blues.

Chili’s Sheds Light on Healthy Dishes

Chili's Grill & Bar introduces a new Lighter Choices menu with seven bold entrees that, in addition to being delicious, also happen to nutritious and flavorful.The Lighter Choice items are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.