Hot Topics in Food
With temperatures heating up, many of us are heading outdoors to celebrate summertime with picnics, cookouts, and other gatherings. While warm weather creates the perfect atmosphere for family reunions, company picnics, and general merriment, it also increases the likelihood that foods served outdoors will spoil and sicken consumers.
From movement in Congress to entertainment television programming, the topic of school meals has recently generated national attention. While healthy school breakfasts and lunches play a key role in ensuring the health of America’s youths, children's eating habits are formed far earlier than in the school cafeteria.
Buried in the middle of the health care reform act is a mandate that will require very visible changes at chain restaurants across the country. When the President signed the bill into law, he set the ball rolling for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to post the caloric content of menu items on printed menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. What will this mean for you?