A new study confirms what many foodservice directors have long suspected: The number of people who say they have a food allergy is far larger than the count of those who actually do.
The report, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that 19% of American adults believe they are allergic to one or more foods. But only about half that amount, or 10.8%, actually have an intolerance, the study found.
However, the report also underscores the danger of exposing someone with an actual food allergy to whatever sets them off. More than a third...
St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., recently awarded a grant to a local foundation behind an innovative solution to tackle food deserts in the Lehigh Valley. The Eat Real Food Mobile Market, a trailer pulled by a truck that sells local, farm-fresh food as well as nonperishables, is a combined initiative of the Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation and the Kellyn Foundation, which is based in Tatamy, Pa.
The aim of both organizations is to connect the healthy lifestyles education that Kellyn provides children in the classroom to their families and friends in the...
Charles County Public Schools in La Plata Md., is temporarily increasing meal credits available for students who don’t have enough money in their account to pay for a meal due to the government shutdown, WTOP reports.
Last Friday, an increase of 30 credits was added to students’ meal counts to help parents impacted by the partial government shutdown. The increase will be available until 30 days after the government reopens. The district said that parents are still responsible for paying off their children’s negative lunch balances.
If a student runs out of meal credits,...
Ethnic cuisine continues to be popular with consumers—about a third (32%) say they would pay more for authentic ethnic dishes. Below are the factors consumers say they consider when determining whether a food or beverage is authentic.Chefs/cooks have trained in the region of the cuisine
35+: 53%Presentation is authentic
35+: 49%Flavors are bold
35+: 43%Restaurant specifically says the food is authentic