NEWS: Americans Making Better-For-You Food Choices At Restaurants

We met our brother for lunch this weekend at California Pizza Kitchen. As we both ordered from what we considered to be the “better-for-you” salad menu, Brother, an attorney, looked at the small print. “Yikes,” he said, “My Cobb Salad has 941 calories. I thought salads were supposed to be low-calorie!” Well, er, not when…
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TRENDS: Eat Hemp & Support Hemp Farming

The second Annual Hemp History Week ended yesterday. The national grassroots education campaign aims to renew support for hemp farming in the U.S. Although illegal today, hemp was traditionally grown in the U.S. by many farmers—including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper! In addition to edible hemp…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Saturated Fat Foods

So good to taste, so bad for your heart (photo Paul Johnson | IST). Last year, a media blitz let America know that trans fat was bad for us. Some cities legislated that it could not be used in restaurants. Manufacturers reformulated their products and declared “No Trans Fats!” on the packaging. Trans fats are…
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TRENDS: Alcohol Consumption By Country

With Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day upon us—two holidays known for celebration with alcohol—we found this comparative drink consumption chart. America isn’t even in the Top 10. That’s no reason to celebrate (or to over-indulge). The better focus would be to move our students up the Top 10 list in math and science. In…
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TRENDS: Craft Beer

Try a spicy beer with your fruitcake. Photo courtesy CraftBeer.com. Here’s an idea for Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve: Treat guests to a craft beer tasting. As we relayed last week, a Wakefield Research survey shows that more than 60% of men would prefer to toast the New Year with beer rather than Champagne.…
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