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2010-04-29 06:30:00

A county in California is halting restaurants from using toys to get children hooked on unhealthy food such as Kids Club Meals offered by Burger King and Happy Meals offered by McDonalds. Officials in Santa Clara county, in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted Tuesday to ban restaurants from offering toys to lure kids in, in an attempt to fight the growing "obesity epidemic" throughout California and the United States. "This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's love of...

2010-04-05 08:00:00

RIDGWAY, Colo., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 17 million children in America - almost one in four - struggle with hunger. The families of these children have a hard time putting food on the table. The non-profit Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with Food Network host Melissa d'Arabian and Share Our Strength®, a non-profit leading the charge to end childhood hunger in America by 2015, to help give hungry children in our country access to nutritious meals. The...

2010-03-31 14:34:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that $3.7 million in grants will be awarded to senior centers to help revolutionize nutrition services for older Pennsylvanians. "The grants provide us with an opportunity to help senior centers develop innovative nutrition programs that will help attract a new generation of older Pennsylvanians," said Governor Rendell. "Projects ranged from upgrading kitchens with energy efficient equipment,...

2010-03-25 07:15:00

NAPLES, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, the options for weight loss products and services have greatly expanded. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that more than 34% of Americans are currently considered obese. As a result of these dramatic statistics, more people are turning towards creative solutions to help them to achieve their weight loss goals. Dieters are now looking for newer, more health-conscious solutions as opposed to older dieting plans that...

2010-03-17 09:00:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: Large corporate call center feeds hundreds, stays open during paralyzing storms Web-based technology simplifies complicated corporate catering transactions Vmeals sales rep responds to emergency by combining personal service with technology When the first snowflakes started to fall in mid December outside the Richmond, Virginia offices of a large travel insurance customer service center, the HR director knew she was in...

2010-03-15 06:40:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Women love a man who can cook. With that in mind, Nashville based singer/songwriter Matt Moore presents the perfect solution for any guy looking to impress a woman in the kitchen. Released today, Have Her Over for Dinner: A Gentleman's Guide to Classic, Simple Meals (ISBN 978-0615318790) is a book that emphasizes the basics, without requiring dozens of ingredients or expensive equipment to complete outstanding meals. "Great meals start with great...

2010-03-05 12:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell recognizes the value of good nutrition and regular exercise in promoting good health as he proclaims March 8-12 Older Pennsylvanians' Nutrition Awareness Week. "It's important for all Pennsylvanians - including older citizens -- to take good care of their health," said Governor Rendell. "Eating properly and getting adequate exercise can go a long way to maintaining good health." Pennsylvania invests more...

2010-03-03 13:32:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Defense Logistics Agency's ongoing support to humanitarian operations in earthquake-stricken Haiti, the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia recently supplied 2.7 million ready-to-eat meals to the Haitian people. DSCP worked with its industry partners to supply the meals to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which joined with the World Food Program to distribute the meals in the hardest hit areas of the...

2010-02-25 11:36:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask any corporate CFO who manages multiple offices and large, remote sales forces how they manage their spending on meals for corporate events, and you're likely to get a shrug of the shoulders. In an era of micromanagement of nearly every corporate expense line, it's still a challenge for many corporations to know who's spending what on delivered meals. One web-based corporate catering service sees huge opportunity in the need for control...

2010-02-24 16:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to check on older relatives and neighbors to help assure their safety during periods of severe weather, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. "Older citizens, many of whom live alone, can use help in getting their medications or going to a doctor's office. Some may need items from the grocery store or help with shoveling a path to their mail box," Hall said. "It's important to check on these neighbors...