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9/25/2020

Nonprofit No Kid Hungry recently featured Robert Cuellar Jr., Laredo Independent School District's director of child nutrition, in a video series celebrating people who are helping to curb childhood hunger and highlighted that students know Cuellar as Captain America after he dressed as the character for School Lunch Hero Day. Cuellar says school nutrition professionals in the Texas district are committed to expanding access to food, adding, "This journey doesn't stop because hunger takes no vacation."

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9/25/2020

Kraft Heinz's fall promotions include next month's delivery of pumpkin spice-flavored Kraft macaroni and cheese to 1,000 consumers in Canada who have signed up for the product. Each package includes a personalized to-go cup, fork and cinnamon sprinkle.

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9/25/2020

Sephora has partnered with Instacart to provide same-day delivery in Canada and California for more than 300 products with a roll-out to 400 additional locations to follow. Consumers willing to pay an additional fee will receive products from the beauty retailer in less than an hour, according to a statement.

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9/25/2020

Sales for Coca-Cola's cold-pressed juice brand Suja soared 517% to $18.6 million for the 12 months ending August 18, according to IRI data. Suja's functional cold-pressed juice shot sales have driven much of the growth with consumers seeking an immunity boost during the pandemic, said chief marketing officer Greg Rose.

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9/25/2020

Giant pumpkins weighing a ton or more are staples at fall fairs in normal years, but this year growers are having to get creative to show off the massive gourds they've grown this year. The Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers held a scaled-down weigh off last weekend, with 22 growers who typically spend 100 hours or more nurturing a single pumpkin plant.

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VTDigger (Vermont)
9/25/2020

Romaine lettuce has been linked to E. coli outbreaks in each of the past three years. The leafy green's texture and the fact that it's typically eaten raw make it vulnerable to contamination by the bacteria that lives in the intestines of ruminant livestock and gets onto the lettuce via contaminated irrigation water.

9/25/2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign a bill that will permanently legalize to-go cocktails at restaurants and bars and allow alcohol deliveries from third parties, such as DoorDash. Once signed, Ohio would be only the second state to make a pandemic-related cocktail to-go measure permanent.

9/25/2020

A marinade of onions, rosemary and vinegar provides sharp contrast to crispy fried squid. Make sure to let the vinegar mixture soak into the calamari pieces for at least an hour before serving. CIA Foodies

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9/25/2020

Colorful, flavorful entree bowls are a delicious trend. Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make a Moroccan grape and grilled chicken bowl with preserved lemon and green grape vinaigrette. The grapes in this recipe make a cooling, crisp and bright contrast to the spicy Moroccan flavors. Watch this and many more grape recipe demos here!

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ciaprochef.com
9/25/2020

Reservation system Resy will host a drive-thru dinner event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles next month in which ticketed guests can eat a 10-course meal in their vehicles. Guests will visit 10 stations to receive takeout dishes prepared by chefs including Mei Lin of Nightshade, Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market and Curtis Stone of Gwen.

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