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    Goldman Sachs Realigns the Lunch Hour  

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  • Sep 18, 2013

    Another Reason to Love Cheese

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  • Jul 22, 2013

    To Nag or Not to Nag, That Is the Question (and Here May Be the Answer...)  

    An interesting conclusion from a New England Journal of Medicine study about the effectiveness of intervention to make lifestyle changes among diabetics....More
  • Jul 3, 2013

    Beach Read Recommendation  

    Here's a murder mystery from the 1930s with both a good story and a culinary angle—plus classic recipes from the time!...More
  • Jun 24, 2013

    What is 'Kids' Food,' Really?

    There's an interesting blog by David L. Katz over at US News & World Report about the concept of "kids' food" and what it means to our species. It's worth reading, a different perspective from a father of five who asks us to:...More
  • Jun 3, 2013

    Big Brother or Big Liability?

  • May 13, 2013

    Do Teens "Eat Fresh" at Subway?  

    A study of teen eating habits at McDonald's and Subway draws some might broad conclusions from some mighty slim statistical variances....More
  • Apr 30, 2013

    Best Airport Food Ever

    I've been traveling a lot over the past couple months, and I've seen the highs and lows of airport food. First the low: I was waiting for a flight that got delayed three times and then finally cancelled, putting me on a much later flight. It was that point in an airport where travel no longer seems like a fun adventure. You're tired, fed up and super annoyed by each and every person standing in line with you to get on a new flight....More
  • Apr 22, 2013

    The Hazards of Social Media Engagement 1

    As one university dining department discovered, engaging with young customers on social media can prove irresistible to would-be comics and hackers....More
  • Apr 15, 2013

    Don't Believe Everything You Read...  

    University study suggests obesity surveys can be skewed by self-reporting....More
  • Mar 27, 2013

    Picky Eaters and 'Pale Food'

    In this recent article in The New York Times, the author describes the eating habits of her 4-year-old daughter: "anything carb-heavy, creamy and unchallenging, preferably anchored by pasta, bread or rice."...More
  • Mar 25, 2013

    Crisis Management in a Social Media World  

    Dining Services at the University of South Florida responded quickly to what is an increasingly pervasive issue for campus dining departments: a Facebook post allegedly showing a photo of an undercooked (in fact, nearly raw) piece of chicken supposedly served in one of its dining halls....More
  • Feb 5, 2013

    In Defense of Tuna Casserole 1

    Had I taken it too far? Last week, I sent an email to a few of my favorite onsite chefs to see what they thought about tuna casserole. I wrote: "So I’m working on a story for the March issue about what new and exciting ways you could make, say, a tuna casserole? It’s a great comfort food and economic, too, right? I’d like to hear your thoughts on this and possibly interview some of you and/or a chef from your organization."...More

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