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Food & Nutrition

Food is at the heart of your work every day. We can help you stay current on food safety information, food and beverage trends, nutrition developments and more.

Food and Nutrition

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Fuel restaurant customers with green drinks

Dark greens are rising in popularity, according to our What's Hot chefs' survey.

Streamline menu development with teamwork

At the Nutrition Executive Study Group, industry experts shared how restaurants' needs have led to the rise of "chefticians" and more robust cross-functional teams.

Receive, store and handle produce properly

Fresh produce is often eaten uncooked. Take steps to prevent cross-contamination.

To buy, or not to buy?

Examine your kitchen workload and decide which food items to make from scratch and which to purchase prepared.


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Assess your buys to manage food costs

Restaurant operators finally got some relief from increasing food costs in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast. However, this was the first decline in wholesale food prices in six years, leaving overall food costs elevated. Try these strategies to boost your bottom line.

Maintain a clean and sanitary restaurant kitchen

To reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses, maintaining a clean and sanitary restaurant kitchen is imperative. National Food Safety Month sponsor P&G Professional shares four topics you should cover in your restaurant staff training.

Fuel your restaurant customers with healthful green drinks

According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 What’s Hot chefs’ survey, dark greens are a top-five produce trend. National Restaurant Association sponsor Juicy Juice offers these ideas for drinks that feature these leafy vegetables. 

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