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Whole Kids Foundation Grants $500,000 to Provide 150 New Salad Bars to Schools Across the U.S.

More than 75,000 Students Now Can Choose Fresh Veggies. Schools Embrace Salad Bars as Proven Strategy to Promote Healthy Eating for Students.
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AUSTIN, Texas, February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that 150 new salad bars will be provided to schools in the U.S. this year. The $500,000 investment will ensure more than 75,000 students will have access to fresh healthy produce at school.

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

by Jim Witkin
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It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

Cooking Up Fun: With Hands-on Classes and Shiny New Kitchens, Children’s Museums Around the Country Are Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy and Try New Foods

By Claire Zulkey
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The hummus is a hit at the Teaching Kitchen at the Children’s Museum in Denver. Is it the ratio of garlic to lemon? The chunky consistency? Nel Nelson of Aurora, Colorado, who often brings his children and nieces to the museum’s Teaching Kitchen, has his own theory: “The kids get to smash the ingredients with a pestle,” he says. Something about pint-size chefs having a good time just makes food taste better. 

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

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We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.

What's New in WELL v2: Nourishment

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We know that our diets are a critical component of our overall health and well-being. The food and drink we consume on a daily basis helps sustain our busy lifestyles. That’s why the WELL Building Standard includes the Nourishment concept, with the goal of improving nutrition and driving healthier choices.

The importance of a healthy diet

Sysco's Commitment to Food Safety

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September is Food Safety Month. Sysco is always committed to the highest standards of food safety and quality. Each year, each U.S. Sysco associate undergoes food safety training, regardless of their role.

To learn more about Sysco's commitment to food safety, visit: https://www.sysco.com/Products/Products/Quality-Assurance.html

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To Reduce Post-Harvest Loss, Start With a Sustaining End in Mind 

What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.
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What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.

Visiting with a rice farmer in Bihar state in India at the end of harvest, it was easy to see that it had been a good year for rice. Awaiting threshing, bundles of rice were organized into stacks twice as tall as the farmer with the length and width of a small building. The farmer was pleased that yields had been good. However, the farmer knew that success had yet to be achieved.

Helping Kraft Heinz Enhance Food Safety, Sustainability and Savings

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August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - For Kraft Heinz, one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, food safety is paramount. That’s why their central California plant looked to Ecolab to help ensure consistent cleaning on every level — microbiological, physical and chemical. The aim was two-fold: boost safety and drive more efficient use of resources.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

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