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  • Why restaurant meals don't look like the ads

    05/19/2014 8:51:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 99 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kattie Little
    Blowtorches, tweezers and glue: These are just a few of the items used to create those mouth-watering restaurant ads. To make food look as appealing as possible, food stylists and photographers use a range of instruments, good lighting, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. These tricks of the trade help explain why restaurant meals from the drive-thru often look very different than they do in promotional images. "Nothing is just plopped down and put in the center like it is when you order at a restaurant," said Jean Ann Bybee, owner of Bybee Photography and co-author of a pair of...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Family Inspiring Students to Pray at Public Schools

    01/13/2014 5:55:10 PM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-13-2014 | TRN
    Inspiring a new generation: Sadie Robertson (above)- One of the teen stars of 'Duck Dynasty' says that their show is leading students across the country to pray before meals at school.Sixteen-year-old Sadie Robertson, daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson, told an audience at a fundraiser for Prattville Christian Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, that the focus on their religious beliefs on the show is a light that others are emulating. Sadie noted that she and her family have become aware that there are “Duck Dynasty clubs” springing up at many schools across the nation and one goal of these clubs is to...
  • For some troops, a holiday-dinner-in-a-box

    12/24/2013 10:16:21 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 23 , 2013 | Olivier Knox
    For the American servicemen and –women on the front lines – those who will be spending the winter at remote outposts or on patrol in places like Afghanistan – “home for the holidays” is just a dream. That’s why a special military lab has stepped up to give them a little taste of home: A holiday dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet-potato casserole, and green beans. Hot sauce? That too.
  • School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals

    05/01/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman
    NEW YORKA New York City public elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. He ate the new food with children on Tuesday.
  • Walking After Eating Lowers Blood Glucose

    09/03/2012 9:21:55 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 15 replies
    Diabetes in Control ^ | 08/08/12 | Diabetes Care
    Walking or other light exercise after meals may reduce glucose levels by more than half in both healthy people and type 1 diabetes patients.... Dr. Yogish Kudva, who led the study at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, stated that, "Minimal activity sustained for 30 minutes (walking 0.7 miles in 33 minutes) lowers post-meal glucose concentrations. Such activity has little or no risk for almost everybody."
  • What is eaten in one week

    12/29/2007 6:49:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 69 replies · 2,193+ views
    blog ^ | Nov 27th, 2007
    Italy: The Manzo family of SicilyFood expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 Germany: The Melander family of BargteheideFood expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (I really hope most Americanfamilies eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)Food expenditure for one week $341.98 Mexico: The Casales family of CuernavacaFood expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09 Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-JeziornaFood expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27 Egypt: The Ahmed family of CairoFood expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian...
  • U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school meals

    03/11/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/09/12 | Ian Simpson
    U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school mealsIan Simpson Reuters 7:10 p.m. CST, March 9, 2012 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Agriculture is defending the use of ammonium-treated beef, dubbed "pink slime" by detractors, in meals destined for schoolchildren as part of the national school lunch program. The Internet news source The Daily reported this week that 7 million pounds (3.2 million kg) of the product -- beef trimmings treated partly with ammonium hydroxide to fight contamination -- would appear in school lunches this spring. "All USDA ground beef purchases must meet the highest standards for food...
  • Agency Provides Meals, Supplies for Religious Observances

    03/25/2010 4:40:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 129+ views
    PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2010 – The Defense Logistics Agency’s supply center here is ensuring servicemembers around the globe have Passover meals available for observance of the upcoming Jewish holiday and palm fronds for the upcoming Christian observance of Palm Sunday. Defense Supply Center Philadelphia is ensuring servicemembers around the globe have Passover meals available for observance of the upcoming Jewish holiday. DoD photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In addition to supplying all daily meals, the Defense Logistics Agency also ensures troops receive traditional holiday meals and necessary religious supplies. “As with all our holiday or special-event meals, our...
  • Meals Bring Marines Together in Afghanistan

    12/16/2009 3:29:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 586+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Brian Tuthill, USMC
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2009 – When Marines hear they must live at a small patrol base for a long time, many think of primitive facilities, dirty conditions and bland, packaged meals coming from brown bags. Navy Seaman Timothy Wienke and Marine Corps Cpls. Carlos Martinez and Carlos J. Orellana chop vegetables, season meat and cook sides at the Patrol Base Jaker custom field kitchen in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Dec. 5, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But for Marines with the police mentoring team assigned to the 1st Battalion,...
  • Military Meals for Storm Victims Are Safe, Officials Say

    02/06/2009 3:50:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 621+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2009 – Though some of them contain peanut butter, the 660,000 packaged military meals the Defense Logistics Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are shipping to Kentucky and Arkansas storm victims are safe, officials here said. The meals -- known as “Meals, Ready to Eat,” or “MREs” -- will replace the commercial meal kits that have been distributed to the storm victims. DLA’s Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa., is arranging shipment of the meals, scheduled for delivery today. A recent Food and Drug Administration recall of some products containing peanut butter has prompted the Defense...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Distribute Meals to Sadr City Families

    12/03/2008 9:53:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Iraqi Army Soldiers from 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, 42nd Brigade, 11th Division distributed meals to more than 1,000 residents in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Nov. 28, 2008. Photo by 1st Lt. Chris Young, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Smiling faces stretched as far as you could see in the Sadr City district of Baghdad as Coalition forces, Iraqi Army, community project workers and two prominent Shaykhs helped distribute meals to more than 1,000 people, Nov. 28. The Soldiers of Task Force 1-6 Infantry, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, currently...
  • Supply Center Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Troops Overseas

    11/26/2008 3:24:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 351+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2008 – U.S. troops serving in the Middle East will dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, thanks to the efforts of Defense Supply Center Philadelphia employees. The supply center has sent thousands of pounds of food – including more than 120,000 pounds of whole turkeys and more than 170,000 pies -- to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai and Djibouti. The center has sent the following items overseas for tomorrow’s meal: -- Whole turkey: 121,108 pounds, worth $323,228.60; -- Turkey breast meat: 109,780 pounds, worth $437,991.49; -- Turkey thigh meat: 145,780 pounds, worth $361,852.66; -- Ham:...
  • Philadelphia Center Starts Early to Get Holiday Meals to Troops

    11/20/2008 3:41:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    FORT BELVOIR, Va., Nov. 20, 2008 – Army Spc. Christina Beerman favors her dad’s pies and mom’s stuffing, but the Christmas spread she ate at a dining facility in Iraq three years ago was enough to earn her praise for being “phenomenal.” Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andy Zhang enjoys Thanksgiving dinner in 2007 with his 8-month-old son aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, along with more than 500 sailors and their families. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Camarynn Miller  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “They really went all-out, with turkey and dressing – all the traditional items, even...
  • Black Jack Soldiers provide meals, gifts on Muslim holiday

    10/16/2007 6:33:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 142+ views
    Capt. Marcus Melton, of Atlanta, commander of “Palehorse” Troop P, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, hands off a heater to a girl to take into a mosque during Eid gift giving in Baghdad’s Karkh District, Oct. 14. Photo by Spc. Robert Yde, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — To mark the end of Ramadan, Soldiers from throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took part in the traditional Eid celebration by handing out meals and gifts to residents in central Baghdad, Oct. 14. Eid is a traditional Muslim holiday observed at the...
  • Coalition Mission Delivers Meals to Sadr City

    06/02/2006 4:34:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
    U.S. Army soldiers from the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion hand out food items to families outside of Sadr City, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika More Photos Coalition Mission Delivers Meals to Sadr City Mission Delivers humanitarian assistance and good will. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 2, 2006 — About 200 families outside of Baghdad will have one more meal in their bellies after a recent humanitarian mission conducted by Coalition Forces outside Sadr City, Iraq. U.S. Army Maj. Deborah Yarbrough of the 445th...
  • Ogden Cooks Serve Hot Meals in Iraq [USS Ogden (LPD 5)]

    05/30/2006 4:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 319+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Zack Baddorf
    ABOARD AL BASRAH OIL TERMINAL, Iraq-- Culinary specialists assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5) are cooking four daily meals aboard Iraq 's Al Basrah (ABOT) and Khawr Al Amaya (KAAOT) Oil Terminals for the Sailors assigned to Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 71. While serving as an afloat forward staging base (AFSB) for Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 in the Northern Arabian Gulf, Ogden sent the cooks to live aboard the oil terminals to supplement MSD 71's previous daily routine of “meals on keels.” Previously, nearby coalition ships in CTG 158.1 would cook food aboard ship and...
  • Richard Simmons Obesity TV: 400,000 Weigh over 400 Pounds in US

    03/08/2006 9:48:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 105 replies · 1,818+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    Fitness guru Richard Simmons, who has been offering guidance to the out-of-shape masses on his Sirius Satellite radio program of late, reveals, "Now we're going to turn it into a television show. Right now everyone is offering me certain things, but I know the show I want to do." As in his radio gig, he'll respond to people who write to him about their weight -- and life -- problems. Simmons' ebullience is on hold when he soberly discusses the epidemic of obesity in America. "Bottom line, I think, is the fact that people have low self-worth right now. People...
  • Resale of Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) questioned after eBay trading spotted

    02/17/2006 5:51:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies · 2,005+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/17/06 | Leo Shane III
    Resale of Meals, Ready to Eat questioned after eBay trading spottedBy Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Saturday, February 18, 2006 WASHINGTON — Meals, Ready to Eat, the prepackaged rations infamous among servicemembers, remain hot collectibles on the online trading site eBay.com, despite defense officials’ efforts to stop the practice. MREs typically cost about $4.50 to produce, and are intended solely for use and distribution by members of the military, according to Defense Department rules. But the water-activated rations are being marketed on the site as both survival gear and collector’s item, with some cases of 12 going...
  • No ham for Christmas: Muslim menu for WA hospital

    12/17/2005 9:01:21 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 94 replies · 1,954+ views
    Sunday Times (Australia) ^ | 12/18/05 | Trevor Paddenburg
    By TREVOR PADDENBURG 18dec05 A WA hospital has scrubbed baked ham from its Christmas menu, fearing Muslim patients could be offended. It has also overhauled its entire menu so that all meals are now halal – containing only meat and other food prepared according to Muslim customs. But Port Hedland Regional Hospital staff and many non-Muslim patients are outraged, saying it is a case of political correctness gone mad. Kitchen staff are so angry that they have organised a petition demanding ham be put back on the Christmas menu. Other WA hospitals are also introducing halal dining, though the Health...
  • The Real Abuse at Guantanamo - (retired Green Beret has this one right on the money!)

    06/29/2005 3:57:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,192+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | GORDON CUCULLU
    After speaking with soldiers, sailors, and civilians who collectively staff the Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on my recent visit to that base, I left convinced that abuse definitely exists at the detention facilities. But not the slander and hyperbole about alleged mistreatment of the unlawful combatants confined there that we've all heard. There is far more serious abuse: the relentless, merciless attacks on American servicemen and women by these same terrorist thugs. Many of the orange jumpsuit-clad detainees fight their captors at every opportunity. They attack guards whenever the soldiers enter their cells, trying to reach up...
  • Human rights abuses my patoot! - (detainees given Jihadist "literature" while at Gitmo!)

    06/01/2005 12:51:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 751+ views
    TOWN HALL.COM ^ | JUNE 1, 2005 | TREVOR BOTHWELL
    The latest hysteria alleging American human rights abuses of suspected terrorists comes from Amnesty International, which apparently hopes to turn even the slightest supposed mistreatment of prisoners into a full-scale Abu Ghraib-type scandal. According to the Washington Times, Amnesty International "last week called on foreign governments 'to uphold their obligations under international law by investigating U.S. officials implicated in the development or implementation of interrogation techniques that constitute torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment' at the U.S. military base known as Gitmo." Furthermore, in a report titled "The State of the World's Human Rights," the organization charged that "the...
  • Lawsuit over terrorist's lunch

    11/24/2004 8:21:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 677+ views
    CONVICTED terrorist will have to wait until next year to argue a claim that prison authorities are discriminating against him by not serving enough halal meat. Halal meat, including chicken and beef, has to be killed in the presence of a Muslim who prays to Allah as the carcass is left to bleed out.
  • 570 PA Prisoners Refusing Meals Today

    08/01/2003 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 172+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 1, 2003 | staff
    Contrary to various media reports, "over 1,000" Arab security prisoners in Israeli jails are not hunger-striking. In fact, says Prison Service Commissioner Yaakov Ganot, only 570 prisoners are involved, "and what they're actually doing is refusing to receive today's meals - which is very different than a hunger-strike." Several reasons were given for the strike. Palestinian Prisoners Union Chairman Isa Kraka said that it was a response to yesterday's "wounding" of 18 prisoners in the Shikmah Prison in Ashkelon, and that they were striking in solidarity with them. Yesterday's rioting in the Shikmah prison broke out after a map of...