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Consumers want grab-and-go meals, and they frequently want these meals to be healthier, giving a hard pass to traditional deep-fried meals that long have been standard takeout fare. Now consumers ask restaurants to prepare delicious food that matches the goals of particular diet plans, such as meals with an emphasis on high-protein food or on naturally grown produce.
As the trend toward grab-and-go meals grows, restaurant owners feel growing pressure to create new, diverse menus. The nex...
Fresh FoodPotatoes are a staple in many home kitchens—they keep well and hold their flavor.
Potatoes are a staple in many home kitchens—they keep well and hold their flavor. Week-to-week potato sales are steady, with spikes at major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. It comes as no surprise, then, that potatoes are a grocery-store top seller. In fact, IRIdata* notes that potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables sold, bested only by lettuce.
According to IRI research, 87% of c...
College and university students want more vegetable options in cafeterias, with some identifying their diets as flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan. Experimenting with roasted vegetables is one way to meet students’ demand for plant-based meals because roasting not only gives vegetables more flavor and interest, it also gives them more status on the menu and helps entice student diners.
Roasted vegetables offer delicious taste, an attractive health profile
Chefs roast vegetables to maximize...
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According to a national survey, 64% of patients look
forward to meal time. However, only 74% reported being
satisfied by hospital mealsâ€”a rate well below the 91%
overall satisfaction with the hospital in general. It is clear
food tastes and preferences do not change just because
a consumer is in a hospital bed. So, what do hospital
patients want from their dining experience? And how
are those desires different for pediatr...
DID YOU KNOW? More than 200 diseases are spread through food
Letâ€™s face it. Food safety is not a â€œhot new trendâ€ of
the year. Excellent food safety practices probably
donâ€™t drive traffic to your university and may not
play a factor in prospective studentsâ€™ decision to
attend your university. And while every college and
university in the country is required to adhere to
certain food safety standards, it is true that one bad
food experience can be enough to stop a student
from ever vis...
When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise.
In this post, we put the focus on family involvement in early childhood education. We asked Professor Susan Ferguson of the Department of Early Childhood Education at National University to share a few insights on how families make a difference in classrooms. F...
Food insecurity on campus is not unusual. The Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36 percent of university students surveyed
said they were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the
survey, meaning they lacked access to nutritional food or felt
real hunger pains. The number was even larger for community
college students at 42 percent.
Unfortunately, there are students all over the country
and on your campus who are unable to consistently
access or afford adequate food. They have resorted to
attending classes with an empty stomach or making
a single meal last throughout their day. To ensure the
success of students, it is paramount higher education
institutions work with their food service providers to
ensure all students have access to food. Hereâ€™s whyâ€”
and how you c...
Non-English speakers don’t always understand safety information on construction jobsites, which could put them at risk of injury. To tackle this issue, the National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization (NHEO) Institute set out to bridge the line of communication between companies and their non-English-speaking workers through its Building a Safe Future Campaign.
The organization estimates that it exceeded its goal of reaching 1 million people in 2018, according to Jackeline Ardon, the corpora...
More than eight years after it was first proposed, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new certification and training rule for construction crane and derrick operators will go into effect Dec. 10.
The new rule changes the certification categories for crane operations and removes the requirement that operators be certified for a specific crane lifting capacity. Furthermore, OSHA stated that it is “making permanent the employer duty to ensure that operators are co...
Each year OSHA releases its list of top 10 most cited violations at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo. Unfortunately, changes don’t seem to be fast enough—OSHA’s seven top offenders are repeats from the year before. It’s no surprise that OSHA’s becoming more strict with tougher enforcement and increased fines. In 2017, OSHA conducted nearly 76,000 workplace inspections—that’s more than double from the previous year.
There’s a good reason for this lack of tolerance. Nearly 4,...
Construction workers are earning more than a year ago, or even a month ago. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average pay rates have been increasing quickly this year, and September marked a record high of $30 an hour.
Total compensation costs for construction workers have been rising steadily in 2018, with an increase of three percent in the second quarter of 2018 over the same quarter in 2017. Wages and salaries increased an average of 3.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 co...
A long period of rebuilding is ahead for the hurricane-ravaged Southeast, including hardest hit areas of Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Hurricanes Michael and Florence devastated the states with winds up to 155 mph and catastrophic flooding. As people assess the damage and decide how to rebuild, contractors who are registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can help people rebuild homes and businesses.
Hurricanes Michael and Florence devastated the s...
Keeping workers safe on road construction sites is an ongoing problem, underlined by the fact that the number of fatalities at these sites increase the more projects are underway. “From 2011 to 2016, 532 construction workers were killed at road construction sites, more than double the total for all other industries combined,” according to the Second Quarter Data Report from The Center for Construction Research and Training.
Here are some of the key statistics from the report:
From 2003 to 201...