Chef Russell Moore offers an inside look at the way his restaurant handles freshly slaughtered lambs from delivery to dinner. The process begins with aging the meat for several days, then breaking the carcass down into its component parts. From there, it's a question of turning the lamb into meat dishes, salads, and finally a hearty ragu using whatever is left.
Many people are focused on eating healthy foods but do not realize the biggest issues are calories and portion control, says registered dietitian Stefanie Senior. She recommends that people track their food intake and measure out ingredients, such as cooking oils, to limit calories. Aids such as the Healthy Steps portion control pasta basket and Slimware, plates sectioned into portion sizes, can help people eat the right amount, she says.
In the previous school year, Boston public schools began serving free breakfasts to all students -- regardless of income -- and this year officials are launching a universal, free lunch program as well. "This takes the burden of proof off our low-income families and allows all children, regardless of income, to know healthy meals are waiting for them at school every day," Mayor Thomas M. Menino said.
Researchers say study participants who consumed a blend of citrus extracts twice a day for 12 weeks lost more fat and inches than those who consumed a placebo. Though "no adverse effects" were reported, "additional research is warranted to delve deeper into the mechanisms of action and confirm these results over a longer period," concluded the scientists, led by Constantin Dallas of the French firm Fytexia, which supplied the blend.
The winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy school lunches were honored during the second annual "Kids' State Dinner" at the White House on Tuesday. The 54 students who attended were selected based on recipes they created and submitted, including healthy spring rolls and curried chicken salad.