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Which Restaurants Care Most About Health?

Food News Media, the publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, award-winning business publications for the restaurant industry, is now accepting entries for the 2016 HALO Awards.

World Vegetarian Day Not Just For Vegetarians

On this day, October 1, 2015, meatless-Monday advocates get to step out of the box and celebrate how far vegetable-forward cuisine has come with the celebration of World Vegetarian Day.The celebrants won’t just be those who ascribe to elimination diets though.

Alternatives Steal the Plate

Meatless Mondays began as a home-front initiative to conserve food during both world wars. However, in 2003 the program was reborn as a public health awareness campaign encouraging Americans to cut back on meat since a number of diseases and health issues had been linked to its consumption.

Irvine Releases Health Food Line Exclusively at Giant

Chef Robert Irvine and Giant Food of Landover, Maryland, announced today that the Irvine’s new company of nutritionally improved food products will initially be available exclusively at Giant’s 168 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

2015 Menus of Change Annual Report Presents Mixed Picture

The 2015 Menus of Change Annual Report was released at the 3rd Annual Menus of Change Leadership Summit, held for the first time at the Hyde Park, New York, campus of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), which presents the initiative in partnership with Harvard T.

MENUS OF CHANGE: A Bowl in One

At Menus of Change, chefs, C-suite execs, nutritionists, and health policy experts alike preached a mission to imbue the foodservice industry with healthier menu options. But as compelling as these appeals were, most begged the simple question of how.

Menus Of Change General Sessions Available Via Webcast

For the third year, more than 350 executives, experts, and innovators in food, foodservice, health and wellness, nutrition, and environmental science will come together for the Menus of Change leadership summit, which is co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard T.

Chaz Features Limited Supply of Locally Sourced Beef

Chef Charles d’Ablaing is now featuring premium-priced cuts of beef under an exclusive arrangement with rancher Tim Hatfield, owner and operator of High Summit Ranch. The cuts are from hormone- and antibiotic-free, naturally raised Angus beef and offered as an alternative to the wet-aged USDA Prime beef tenderloin and Kansas City strip steak featured on the Chaz regular menu.

James Beard Foundation Preps For 7th Chefs Boot Camp

More than a dozen chefs from around the country will convene for the James Beard Foundation (JBF)’s seventh Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change at Glynwood in Cold Spring, New York, from June 7 through June 9.

NC Farmers Can Register as USDA SNAP Merchants

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will join North Carolina State Agencies for Agriculture and MarketLink to host a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Merchant Sign-up Day April 22.

Southern Pressed Juicery Coming to Greenville, S.C.

Greenville, South Carolina, is about to get healthier.Opening this May, Southern Pressed Juicery will promote a new type of Southern comfort food: one that inspires and enables a healthy lifestyle in a fresh and easy way.

Kids LiveWell Releases Four Videos On Children's Nutrition

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the Kids LiveWell initiative has added new restaurant brands to its roster including Baja Fresh, East Coast Wings & Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, and Houlihan’s, among other regional chains and independent restaurants.

2015's Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

AllergyEats, the guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2015 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide.  The chains on this prestigious list hold the highest ratings on AllergyEats’ website and smartphone app, per feedback from the food allergy community.

Fairmont Chicago Hotel Unveils Kosher Kitchen

David Sher, Director of Food and Beverage at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, announces today that the hotel has opened a fully-dedicated on-site kosher kitchen. The kosher kitchen will offer high quality service to guests planning Jewish weddings, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, and other special events.