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Going organic

Buying & serving organic foods helps the environment, but are they safer to eat? Are they healthier or more nutritious?

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Going Organic

Buying & serving organic foods helps the environment, but are they safer to eat? Are they healthier or more nutritious? As organic foods become more prolific, operators are asking these questions to see if these foods will work for them.

There is no single diet for diabetics—so how can you craft a balanced menu?

With Americans eating more salads than ever, operators need to make salads healthier. Here are some tips for making it happen. The traditional salad of iceberg lettuce with a slice of tomato and cucu...

How do you meet demand for new taste experiences and nutrition simultaneously? According to the National Restaurant Association, Americans spend 48% of every food dollar away from home. About 75% of ...

Grains are gaining ground with customers, and manufacturers are improving taste and variety. Are your menus keeping pace? Most Americans meet the government’s daily recommendation for grain con...

In ancient times, nuts were the “food of the gods.” Today, many nuts are used to add flavor, texture and nutrition to meals. Most nuts are the seeds or dried fruits of trees. Nuts were on...

Healthful breakfast offerings will satisfy the needs of health-conscious customers while urging others to make better choices. Many believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, accor...

Nearly all foods are good for you in moderation, but do some pack extra punch? A recent survey by the International Food and Information Council (IFIC) states that 55% of Americans believe there&rsqu...

Dairy products provide numerous health benefits for our bodies, but only 30% of Americans are meeting the goal for consuming daily dairy standards. How can you help customers ‘moove’ up? We've got tips on promoting dairy consumption in your operation.

Misconceptions about food and eating habits that cause cancer abound. How can operators steer customers in the right direction? Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart dis...

Is butter worse than margarine? Does protein build muscle? Read on for answers to these and other nutrition falsehoods.