Plant-based yogurt sales are dropping – can they be revived?

According to data from the Brightfield Group’s evergi platform, sales of plant-based yogurt fell 9% in the second quarter of this year compared to Q2 2021 – mirroring a similar drop across other plant-based categories, including creamers, which fell 25%, cheese, which dropped 8%, and ice cream, which dropped 3%. The decline can be attributed … Read more

Area schools note lunch menus for week of Dec. 5 |

Area schools have announced the following lunch menus for the week of Dec. 5. 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

Enjoy holiday treats with moderation in mind

I had the opportunity to take part in a holiday tradition in another state. All the downtown stores with many locally made products stayed open late. They had special sales to launch the holiday season. I was looking forward to the evening. The stores offered treats including cookies, candy, cocoa and apple cider. As fate … Read more

What’s healthy? Proposed new rules target added sugar

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Your cereal may not be as healthy as you think it is. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a proposed rule that updates criteria for claiming a food is healthy. While cereal seems a wise way to start the day – with boxes proclaiming the goodness of whole grains, fiber … Read more

What’s healthy? Proposed new rules target added sugar

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Your cereal may not be as healthy as you think it is. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a proposed rule that updates criteria for claiming a food is healthy. While cereal seems a wise way to start the day – with boxes proclaiming the goodness of whole grains, fiber … Read more

Michigan Sen. Stabenow announces over $2 million for fruit, vegetable growers

WASHINGTON (WNDU) – The USDA is rewarding over $2 million for a specialty project aimed at helping Michigan’s agriculture. The grant will go to 22 projects, including one showing off Michigan’s bean commission. Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow called the project a “big win” as the funding will help keep a competitive edge for farmers in … Read more

Food in Brief: 11/26/2022 | Food

Call for volunteers LELAND — 5 Loaves 2 Fish seeks volunteers to wash dishes from 2-5 pm Mondays and Thursdays at Leland Community United Methodist Church. Email 5loaves2fishnmi@gmail.com to get involved. NWS event TRAVERSE CITY — White House Photographer Pete Souza speaks at 7 pm Dec. 1 at Traverse City West High School. The National … Read more

Area schools note lunch menus for week of Nov. 28 | News

Area schools have announced the following lunch menus for the week of Nov. 28. 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 ham … Read more

All the Flavor, Better Health: Holiday Dinner Ingredient Swaps That Work | Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Holiday meals offer an opportunity to indulge in some favorite foods. Now for those who want to enjoy healthier versions of these holiday treats, a registered dietitian from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston offers some easy suggestions. Veggies can help with the post-meal fatigue you usually feel … Read more

Ingenious Ways to Remove Starch from Everyday Foods; From Rice to Potato and More!

Starch makes up for most part of our diet, mainly because most foods contain starch made up of sugar and carbohydrates. Everyday foods like potato, corn, peas, sweet potato, rice and so on can all be high in starch. Starch metabolizes quickly, causing an increase in blood sugar levels right after eating. Although starchy foods … Read more