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2011-03-29 09:52:00

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allens, Inc., one of the largest privately held vegetable companies in the nation, announces its second annual recipe contest, Feast Your Veggies on This. The national contest is calling for recipe submissions beginning April 1 through May 15, and the top winners will be announced on June 17 in celebration of Eat All Your Veggies Day. Allens is bringing Feast Your Veggies On This back in a continued effort to promote healthy eating...

2011-03-18 10:22:00

NAPA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More servings of veggies for kids in school lunches? Yes, please! Now through April 11, Annie's is asking kids, parents and schools to respond to the USDA's recent call for a dramatic change in school lunches - including increasing the number of servings and variety of vegetables offered to students - by sharing letters and pictures of support. "Annie's wants to show a tremendous amount of enthusiasm from people nationwide who, like us, are...

2011-02-16 06:09:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rather than waging the nightly war to get kids to eat their spinach, what if parents could entice kids to eat vegetables via parties, watermelon and rainbows? (Party) Cauliflower, (Watermelon) Radishes and (Rainbow) Carrots, that is. The makers of Hidden Valley® Salad Dressings are launching an effort, inspired by the eating preferences of kids, to identify and popularize a vegetable that few people have heard of, but...

2011-01-31 12:01:00

Guidelines Also Suggest Limiting Sodium, Added Sugar, Solid Fats HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less sodium, added sugar, and solid fat, and fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables; the government's recommendations about what we should eat have been updated with a few key changes. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) examine the latest developments in nutritional science and...

2011-01-19 14:17:00

Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters! HOCKESSIN, Del., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease. According to a new study from the University of Oxford and published in the European Heart Journal, people who consumed eight or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day were 22 percent less likely to die from ischemic heart disease than those who consumed three or fewer...

2010-09-08 17:36:00

HOCKESSIN, Del., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce for Better Health Foundation applauds the launch of the Lunchbox Winners produce program by Safeway Inc., one of the nation's largest supermarket chains. The program will be featured in 1,523 stores across the nation. The goal of the new program is to offer parents an easy solution for school lunches and snack ideas that are better for kids and easy for parents. The inspiration for the program came from Safeway's desire to support the...

2010-09-07 03:00:00

HOCKESSIN, Del. , Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September is Fruits & Veggies--More Matters Month and marks the debut of the new America's More Matters Pledge: Fruits & Veggies . . . Today and Every Day! The online campaign encourages everyone to pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health and provides several tools to help ensure success. Every pledge taken is one step closer to being healthy for LIFE! Developed in support of Michelle Obama's Let's Move...

2009-09-21 11:55:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to help schools instill a life-long love of vegetables in children, the makers of Hidden Valley(R) Salad Dressings have announced the fourth annual Love Your Veggies(TM) grant program, an initiative that will provide $10,000 grants to 10 public elementary schools in the United States to support increased access to and consumption of fresh produce during school meals. In partnership with School Nutrition...

2009-09-16 09:23:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group North America is supporting local farmers nationally with a promotion called "It Takes You -Eat Local" - a week long, cross-company campaign taking place the week of September 21, 2009. During that week, cafes around the country will feature locally grown produce and information about their local farms. With 'buying locally' defined as food grown within a 150 mile...

2009-04-21 07:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Listen Up America! President Obama knows what he's doing when it comes to the economy, but he's a bit of a picky eater when it comes to his veggies. Unlike former President George W. Bush, Obama likes his broccoli, but when it comes to Mother Nature's springtime darling, asparagus, he'll only eat it if nothing else is available. On the heels of an organic vegetable garden being planted on the White House lawn and in celebration of Earth Day,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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