• 5 Things We Learned While Making the Math of Movement Poster

    One of the most important things we learned while making the Math of Movement poster is that time is precious. We only have 24 hours in a day and we spend two thirds of it working and sleeping. There is precious little time left getting ready for work, commuting in traffic, nurturing ourselves and our […]
  • Not quite spirals

    Eat more vegetables.  I know I’m preaching to the choir here. But even for real vegetable lovers,  eating the same vegetables over and over can get monotonous. Fortunately there are tools on the market that can help put fun vegetables on your plate. One of these tools is the spiralizer.  Spriralized (is that a word?) […] Tags:
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  • Washing Poultry

    Research shows that 70% of consumers wash their chicken before they cook it. Where do you stand on this issue? The practice of washing chicken may actually have come from someone I admire greatly, Julia Child.  In one of her episodes of The French Chef she advised viewers to run uncooked chicken under the faucet […] Tags:
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  • May 9.99 Poster


    Remember when we had the 5 a day message? It was all about eating 5 fruits and vegetables per day. The message was eventually replaced with a 5 to 9 per day message. Then we evolved to make half your plate fruits and veggies. No matter how you spin it, eating enough fruits and veggies […] Tags:
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  • Breakfast Express Banners


    Roberta Despra, a school foodservice director, and one of our readers, called because she wanted a bright and cheery “breakfast express banner” to cover her express breakfast cart for students. The goal for this banner is to welcome everyone to school and to get them to the right meal line fast. Fortunately we received an […]
  • June 9.99 Poster


    It’s here! The June 9.99 poster is ready now. This delicious poster was chosen because it features delicious summer fruit as a fast food.  Fresh peaches and cherries are shot in their prime so the image can motivate everyone to think about fast food in a healthful and different way. These fruits are ready to […] Tags:
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  • NOT Ready-to-eat

    Except perhaps a quick glance at the recommended microwave cooking times, I’m betting that most people don’t look at the fine print on a bag of frozen vegetables. I’ve recently noticed that some packages now contain the food safety caution: “Product is not ready to eat. For food safety, cook to an internal temperature of […] Tags:
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  • Your bananas, my bananas…Yonanas!

    Banana Date Yonananas
    We’ve had a lot of fun with Yonanas! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Yonanas is a small kitchen appliance that takes frozen bananas and other fruit and quickly processes them into a creamy frozen dessert-type product that looks like it came out of the machine of your favorite frozen yogurt place. We had friends […] Tags:
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  • Is it TWO or FOUR?

    This is something that’s been bugging me.  I teach food safety, primarily to food service managers and folks that work in restaurants.  Occasionally I do work with consumer groups. If you teach these topics you know that there are a couple differences in what we teach the restaurant folks vs. what we teach consumers.  Why? […] Tags:
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  • Recalls in the news

    I know people on Facebook are just trying to be helpful….but they also spread fear and concern.  Twice within the last week I’ve gotten a “FLASH NEWS ALERT” about a recall of shredded cheese due to Listeria. There were many “shares” on this post and also many people commenting that they were afraid and pitching […] Tags:
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