IDFA is supporting legislation that would require low-fat and nonfat milk to be served with school lunches and would establish a pilot program to encourage schools to use low-fat cheeses. "Expanding the milk-reimbursement program will allow more schools to provide nutrient-rich beverages in place of lower-cost, but nutrient-void, alternatives," said Ruth Saunders, IDFA vice president of policy and legislative affairs.
Hong Kong restaurateur John Ho had trouble when he sought his peers' advice on how to make the milk tea his city is famous for because other chefs kept mum on their individual recipes. Turns out, Ho says, everyone uses the same basic formula for the popular drink, tweaking proportions and milk amounts slightly to taste.
Cold Stone Creamery has launched a roster of 10 ice-cream flavors that will each be available for a limited time only and will be accompanied by a cupcake, pie or other special creation. The Gold Cone flavors kicked off with Oreo Creme Filling and will include strawberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter and seven additional flavors.
Kroger is inviting customers to go to its Web site to design its reusable bags. The winner of the contest will get a $1,000 gift card, and runners-up will receive $250 and $100 cards. The contest runs from Monday to May 21.
The Kraft Food Foundation will contribute $2.3 million over three years to an effort aimed at fighting hunger and bolstering the health of children in Brazil. The company will help INMED Partnerships for Children launch the school-based Health In Action program in nine cities. Kraft previously contributed $6.5 million to similar efforts in Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia.