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The Heart of Summer Calls for Heart-Healthy Grilling Tips

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.

Creating Flavor on the Grill:

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Incorporate More Superfoods in Your Diet

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Are superfoods like kale, acai berry and pomegranate the answer to a healthy diet?  Popularly defined as a food rich in nutrients that offers health benefits, you may be surprised to learn that there is no official list or scientific criteria for the term superfood.  And while most are very healthy, it is unrealistic to expect one or two foods to significantly improve health or prevent disease, especially when eaten as part of an already poor diet.

Small Steps Make Vegetables a Healthy Habit

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We know incorporating vegetables into our diets can be challenging. Running between work and home, shuffling kids to after- school activities and making dinner can be more than enough to fill a week day.

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine—and oftentimes those routines don’t include making sure everyone in your house gets the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables each day—at least 3 cups for kids and at least 6 cups for the grown-ups in your family.

So, how can we fit more vegetables into our day without scrapping our family favorites altogether?

SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification Program Now ANSI Accredited

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 3, 2017, /3BL Media/-  SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that its Sustainably Grown Certification program is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  In this context, SCS is among the first entities to be recognized by ANSI as an eligible eco-labeling certification scheme owner and standards developer under the internationally recognized requirements and processes of the ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 standards.

Aramark and American Heart Association Share Tips For a Tasty, Healthy Holiday Season

Small changes make meals festive and nutritious
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PHILADELPHIA, December 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The holidays can be chock full of delicious dishes and desserts…and decisions about how to navigate the season’s food frenzy in a healthier way. As part of their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 initiative, Aramark and the American Heart Association have created a series of smart tips to help families and friends make healthier food choices.

The Story Behind Fair Trade

You've seen them on coffee and chocolate, but Fair Trade labels are popping on 500 million-plus pounds of produce nationwide. What exactly do they mean?
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No doubt you've seen Fair Trade labels on coffee, chocolate, and tea, but the certification is also popping up on honey, agave, quinoa, rice, sugar, apparel, and fruits and veggies. While you may pat yourself on the back when you throw any kind of produce into your grocery cart, reaching for Fair Trade Certified produce could be an even healthier pick for you, the environment, and the farmers who produce the food you eat. 

Farmworker Awareness Week: Do You Know Who Picks Your Produce?

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It’s National Farmworker Awareness Week, a time to remember that 85 percent of the fruits and vegetables we eat here in the U.S. are hand-picked. That’s right — the healthy veggies for our healthy lifestyles, sweet fruits for snack-time and even the flowers that brighten our tables. Farmworkers across the globe are out in the fields from dawn to dusk, working hard to feed the world. But at what cost?

Vegetable Power: How the Green Fields of Kenya are Leading an Off-Grid Revolution

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“If you don’t have power, it is difficult to achieve economic growth and better living standards,” observes George Njenga, GE Distributed Power Regional Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa is without electricity, and more than 85% of those living in rural areas lack access to the grid. (Source: International Energy Agency)

Sodexo Blog: Ten Simple Tips to a Healthier You

By Ragini Raghuveer, MS, MS, RD, LD/N
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Heading into the holidays, here are ten simple tips you can follow for a healthier you. Your body will thank you!

1. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. One medium sized orange has 70 mg – almost your entire daily RDA. 

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