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Trending / SNAP: Single largest and permanent benefit increase in food stamp history | News

This fall, individuals and families in Columbia County, across Oregon and the nation who depend on food stamp assistance will see what the Biden Administration calls a significant and permanent increase in benefits.It is reportedly the largest single increase in the food stamp system's history, which now operates as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This change will increase SNAP benefits distributed in Oregon by $337 million. For SNAP households this change on average will be about $36 more in money to buy food per person. Courtesy Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Press Secretary Jake Sunderland said Biden Administration…
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Flour Buff ISD serves up trending lunch menu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — School lunch has a bad reputation.  “There’s a perception that the food is not good and that it’s not cool to eat school lunch,” registered dietitian Brittany Garcia said.  Garcia is the nutritional coordinator for the Flour Bluff Independent School District. She takes pictures of the school’s daily menu and posts them on social media. “Steak fingers, broccoli, mashed potatoes, apple sauce and a roll,” she said. She wanted to take the extra step in making school lunch appetizing and a hit with the kids because she remembers what cafeteria food was like when she was…
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Virtual kitchens, brands trending as off-premises dining surges

KANSAS CITY — The food delivery service DoorDash made a splash in late 2019 with the introduction of its first ghost kitchen in Redwood City, Calif. Nearly two years and one pandemic later, restaurant industry investment in off-premises concepts is accelerating and will create new opportunities and pressures for food and beverage product developers.Research published by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in 2019 found off-premises dining accounted for 60% of foodservice occasions, and nearly 80% of restaurant operators said developing an off-premises strategy was a priority. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and what was a strategic priority became a necessity.…
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The 20 Trending Foods That Are Good for the Environment

In a time where everything on our social feed is visual, food trends quickly morph into statements: That stack of pancakes gets a designer twist, while plain old noodles get turned into trending chips. We're also in an era of climate change, which means that recreating the latest food trends quickly leads to questions about ingredient's sustainability.Our global food system currently accounts for 25 percent of man-made fossil fuel emissions, according to one recent study, and that number could rise even higher in the near future. Luckily, there is a way to stay ahead of the foodie curve while lowering your own carbon footprint and reducing the impact your diet has on the environment.These 20…
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Trending Food: Get sweet on chunky, fully loaded cookies, Food News & Top Stories

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Who is Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten and why is he trending?

A COLUMNIST is facing backlash from the Indian community after writing a harsh review of their food in a Washington Post op-ed. Now, an Indian model and Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi clapped back at the author's food opinion. 2Washington Post columnist Gene WeingartenCredit: Getty Who is Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten? Weingarten, 69, is an American syndicated humor columnist at the Washington Post, known for his serious and humorous work. The Bronx native has been a writer at the Washington Post since the 1990s. Weingarten is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. His column, "Below…
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Taliban take control of Afghanistan, coronavirus updates & more: What’s trending today

A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news from Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more.Top storiesAfter two decades and billions spent, Afghan government collapses as Taliban takes Kabul (USA Today)Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses (AP)Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans and foreign nationals flee Taliban (CNBC)U.S. military takes control of Kabul airport, aims to evacuate 5,000 civilians a day (The Week)Tropical Storm Fred gets stronger on path for Gulf Coast; new tropical depression forms near Bermuda (AL.com)Biden admin to announce historic increase in food stamp benefits:…
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