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Diet for pregnancy

A balanced, varied diet is important before, during and after pregnancy, especially if breastfeeding (see modified Food Pyramid on this page).


Food Safety Comment Period Ending

The American School Food Service Association (ASFSA) and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) jointly submitted a letter to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in January...

Not the beauty pageant winners of the garden, root vegetables nonetheless lend themselves to beautiful preparations. Many roots can be eaten raw and all have a wonderful range of flavors.

"We were losing customers on payday so a couple of years ago we started a pasta bar on Fridays. Now I don't dare remove it," says Mary Kimbrough, dir. of nutrition services at St. Paul and Zale Lipshy Univ. Hospitals in Dallas.

It isn't particularly hard, and there are no new bells and whistles to help do it better. Like most other things in a f/s environment, it's a balancing act that requires knowledge, procedures and pr...

Today's food preparation stations are becoming easier on the eyes—as well as the back, legs, neck and shoulders.

School foodservice authorities across the country that serve meals which satisfy federal dietary guidelines may soon qualify for special financial rewards, under a new incentive program being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Check out the top 10 beverages, starting with hot chocolate at number 10.

The foodservice arena is losing one of its own. Mike Bradley is transitioning out of his career in foodservice, having been recently appointed Ashland (OH) University's director of physical plant.

Growing international tensions over U.S. military action in Iraq are beginning to spill over onto the menu boards at the U.S. House of Representatives' cafeteria.