A US Navy pilot program at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., aims to improve the health of sailors by putting color codes on foods to indicate nutrition status. Foods served in the galley are labeled green, yellow or red based on fat and fiber content, artificial sweeteners and wholesomeness, said Nutrition Program manager Jennifer Person-Whippo.
Some Virginia school districts are reporting thousands of dollars in unpaid meal debt, including Virginia Beach City Public Schools, which reports $182,109 in outstanding balances. In most cases, officials say, students are provided an alternate meal if their debt reaches a certain level.
Registered dietitian Shaye Arluk says she hopes Virginia Beach parents will use nutrition information on foods served to students to plan meals together with their children. Arluk says providing the data is a great first step, but it could be more user-friendly and that the schools could do more to restrict food choices.
Wines and spirits, craft beer and enhanced beverages that offer solutions to everything from fatigue to hangovers are expected to emerge in 2008, according to this article. Meanwhile, gluten-free, low-glycemic and allergen-free food products, as well as upscale frozen desserts such as ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt, also are expected to grow in popularity in the coming year.
Pure Solutions has converted rooms at more than 30 hotels across the country to allergy-free rooms with a seven-step process, and Environmental Technology Solutions completely guts rooms and replaces everything from rugs to window treatments with allergen-free materials.