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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.

ESquared Hospitality Plans Vegan Venture

ESquared Hospitality, whose concepts include BLT restaurants, Casa Nonna, The Wayfarer, Horchata, and others, announced a partnership with Chef Chloe Coscarelli to launch By Chloe, a fast-casual vegan concept.

HALO Awards Continue to Honor Healthy Initiatives

In 2014, Food News Media, publisher of FSR and QSR magazines, posed a simple question to the industry: Can chain restaurant food be healthy? The response that flooded in from operators, chefs, and industry experts was, overwhelmingly, yes.

How and Why to Menu Gluten-Free Beer

Gluten-free customers craving a cold beer on game day increasingly have more options.Next month, MillerCoors, one of the United States’ largest beer brands, will foray into the gluten-free market with the launch of a naturally gluten-free beer.

Tapping Into a House Soda Program

I’m a firm believer that every restaurant should have a strong non-alcoholic beverage program. There are a multitude of reasons why somebody might not be able to enjoy a cocktail or wine, and why should that guest have to suffer? Each guest should still have a selection of exciting, fun, one-of-a-kind beverages to choose from.

NRA Expands Partnership With Healthy Dining

The National Restaurant Association announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Healthy Dining, a California-based company that has been at the forefront of restaurant nutrition for more than twenty years.

The Healthy Trends That Are Dominating Menus

One of the most prominent industry buzzwords over the last decade, healthy appears in various forms on today's menus, as consumers reach beyond the basic term to also consider low-fat, natural, and organic dishes on menus.

Compass Group's App Finds Healthy Menu Options

Compass Group North America, a foodservice management and support services company, unveiled a mobile dining application that allows customers to explore menu options that are both great tasting and good for them.

Game On for Wellness

When Carolina Ale House assembled its philanthropic mission years ago, the goal of promoting active, healthy lifestyles was near the top of its list.“As we see it, health is wealth,” says Mindy Stroupe, corporate communications manager for the 25-unit Carolina Ale House enterprise.

Beef Checkoff Joins NRA's Kids LiveWell Program

The National Restaurant Association announced the Beef Checkoff Program as a sponsor of the Association’s Kids LiveWell program, a voluntary industry-wide initiative designed to help make the healthful choice the easy choice when dining out with children.