Senior Docket for Jan. 15 | Westerly

WESTERLY Westerly Senior Center is located at 39 State St., Westerly. Center hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff members will be available, Monday through Friday, at 401-596-2404. Dine-in meal service is available for lunch. Call 401-596-7216 or sign the clipboard outside the mealsite office at the center by Thursday to … Read more

Cold protection options for growing winter fruits and vegetables | National News

ATHENS — Whether you’re a home gardener or a production farmer, Georgia’s mild climate allows for a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown throughout the entire year. However, with erratic weather events and broad temperature swings during the winter and early spring months, having a few cold protection resources on hand can help … Read more

Local schools announce lunch menus for the week of Jan. 16 | News

Area schools have announced the following lunch menus for the week of Jan. 16. All menus are subject to change due to food availability. Clearfield Area School District Available at both schools each day are assorted fresh vegetables, assorted fresh and canned fruit, and milk. Elementary school menu: Alternate choices available most days are deli … Read more

A Food Manufacturer Excellence Award winner

Nimisha Raja started her career in dry cleaning, and it was clear from the beginning that she was an innovator. “Believe it or not, we were one of the first [cleaning] companies to offer deliveries.”​ she told Food Manufacture’s editor. “I’ve always been focused on giving a better service, a better product.”​ The idea for … Read more

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — Fruit and vegetable growers will have an opportunity to dive deep into industry topics during presentations by Penn State experts at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Hershey. This three-day event is known as one of the premier grower meetings in the Northeast. Convention organizers expect 2,200 … Read more

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide | News

A new study finds that few Americans have heard of MyPlate, the government diet guide that replaced the long-standing food pyramid. Only about 25% of US adults were aware of the guide, which was launched in 2011 by the Obama administration to encourage Americans to eat healthy foods. For instance, it suggests that fruits and … Read more

EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy foods from around the world in 2023 | Columns

What do tacos, kolaches, spaghetti, pizza and stir-fried vegetables have in common? They are favorite “American foods” that came from other cultures. Many countries use more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans compared with American eating patterns. A healthy diet promotes good health. As we begin 2023, try adding some adventure to your menus with … Read more

Bunge and Mane co-develop frying oil that cuts oil content in end-product by up to 25%

Frying oil is a mainstay of the foodservice, quick service restaurant (QSR), and par frying industries. It is estimated that more than 15L of cooking oil is used by one typical QSR per day. Yet, innovation in frying oils for these sectors is ‘very rare’, according to Renne Boerefijn, director of innovation at plant-based oil … Read more

App developed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in adults

According to Public Health England, just a third of adults and 12% of 11-18-year-olds eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. In response, researchers from Bournemouth University have developed a smartphone app coined SMART 5-A-DAY aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in adults. Understanding of how to achieve 5 A Day is low​ … Read more