The number of homeless students in the US doubled between the 2006-07 and 2013-14 school years to more than 1.3 million. Erin Ingram, lead author of a recent study about the issue, discusses why this data may not reflect the total number of homeless students in schools.
Cooking classes, tastings and other culinary events can be fun ways to connect with customers and build a loyal following, writes Atlanta restaurant owner Tal Postelnik Baum. She shares tips on crafting successful events, starting with creating a schedule of activities guests won't find anywhere else.
Ahold Delhaize reported strong results for the combined company in the second quarter, with CEO Dick Boer saying the merged retailer is seeing "good momentum." "We look forward to continuing to shape Ahold Delhaize, with a strong commitment to delivering great food, value and innovations for customers across our 11 markets, both in stores and online," he said.
Hormel Foods has transitioned to a completely cage-free egg supply almost immediately after making the decision to do so, rather than phasing in the program as most companies do. "Hormel switched...almost 'overnight,'" said Josh Balk of The Humane Society of the US, who has worked with Hormel on animal welfare issues.
Incorporating extra ingredients into the crust of a pie is a great way to add complementary flavors, such as orange or lemon zest to set off a fruit pie, or spices for a custard pie. The key is to use additions that are low in moisture but high in flavor so the crust doesn't get tough.
A story about the first market where regional grocery favorites Publix and Wegmans will compete proved this week's most popular food and beverage story. New convenience food products from Totino's and Velveeta also ranked high, as did a story about the growing popularity of savory jams.
Restaurant chains are turning to social media channels including Facebook, Slack and Twitter to make mobile ordering easier and eliminate the need to take up smartphone space with more apps. Chains including Wingstop, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are experimenting with conversational ordering systems and chatbots to boost social ordering.
Some schools have adopted nut-free policies to help protect students with nut allergies. In this commentary, Dr. David Stukus, of Nationwide Children's Hospital, points out that researchers found there were more allergic reactions in Massachusetts schools that adopted nut-free policies than in those that did not.
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen has added wraps to the menu at four restaurants as a test in response to customers bringing in tortillas from a nearby Chipotle eatery to turn their Asian entrees into burritos, said spokesman Chris Arnold. Chipotle Mexican Grill owns the 15-unit chain which began in Washington, D.C.
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