For many, along with all that good cheer, the holidays bring a bunch of food-related conundrums: what to bring to the pot luck, what to eat and not eat at the company party, what gifts to buy for our culinary-focused friends and family, and how to be ecologically responsible without compromising taste. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with a food expert who can help solve these holiday food puzzlers. Gigi Berardi is a professor of food studies and geography at Western Washington University. Her new book, FoodWISE lays out ways to make better decisions about what we eat.
By Pete Pearson, Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Wildlife Fund
Every school day when the end-of-lunch bell rings and students return to class, a little something often gets left behind: the remains of their lunch. Maybe their tray was over-filled, maybe they weren’t hungry yet for lunch, maybe they didn’t have enough time to finish everything. Some of what’s left on their tray might be inedible scraps, like a banana peel, but likely some portion of it is still edible food. Whatever the reason, this food ends up in the trash – to the tune of as much as 530,000 tons each school year in the U.S. alone.
Significant Reductions Possible with Student Education and Empowerment, says WWF Report
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released Food Waste Warriors: A Deep Dive Into Food Waste in US Schools. The report, which gathered information from WWF’s Food Waste Warriors education program, analyzed post-service food waste in 46 schools in nine U.S. cities across eight states. Based on the results from this sample, food waste in schools could amount to an estimated 530,000 tons per year, costing as much as $9.7M per day or $1.7B every school year.
Industry-leading program to fund Meal Swipe Banks at 13 campuses and provide more than 25,000 free meals annually
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo announced an industry-leading and first-of-its-kind pilot program to expand its partnership with Swipe Out Hunger – a leading national nonprofit group committed to reducing food insecurity on college campuses. The program will be piloted on 13 campuses and would establish a “Meal Swipe Bank” at each participating college or university for students in need.
With outpouring of support from countless donors, company's partnership with Tropical Shipping delivers much-needed food and supplies directly to country's National Emergency Management Agency
MIAMI, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK) today announced that its relief program to provide humanitarian aid to The Bahamas collected and delivered during its first week over 2,841 tons of food and supplies in over 90 shipping containers – a remarkable milestone made possible by generous donations from countless individuals and organizations throughout South Florida and North America.
Expanded offerings will provide greater options for House Visitors and Staff
GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Chief Administrative Officer of the House and Sodexo, the food service provider for the House of Representatives, partnered to add two new food options, Steak ‘n Shake and Jamba Juice, to the roster of House food services.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, will debut a new product line featuring the Impossible™ Burger, a burger made from plants that looks, cooks, and tastes like ground beef, at more than 1,500 U.S. retail locations. The newly created menu will launch on Aug.
Survey from the American Heart Association and Aramark highlights employed Americans' desire to eat more healthfully and reveals impact of workplace environment on nutrition choices
More than half (56%) of employed Americans who typically eat lunch during work hours struggle to eat a healthy lunch at work, and more than three quarters (77%) of all employed Americans say they’re more likely to make healthier decisions at other times of the day if they eat healthy at lunch, according to a new survey from the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service company.
Chefs from Aramark Offer Simple Tips to Make Your End-of-Summer Grilling Healthier and More Delicious
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With vegetable gardens in full bloom, and the heat keeping us out of the kitchen, August is grill season at its peak. We tapped the culinary expertise of our Aramark certified chefs to create a list of proven summer tips to make healthier and more plant-forward meals that will have your guests asking for more. Check out these ideas, and read the press release.
Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural
Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.