Starbucks will open its first US "Signing Store" that will run using American Sign Language. The Washington, D.C., store will be located near Gallaudet University, a school designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and will be staffed by a mix of hearing and deaf employees, all of whom are proficient in ASL.
Cami Whitten, foodservices director at an Indiana high school, is bringing in community leaders to eat with students during the summer-meal program. She says it's a learning opportunity for students, and has invited the town's mayor and authorities from the police and fire departments to share a meal and interact with students.
When cooking pizza on the grill, it's important to wait until the grill is 500 degrees and par-cook the crust with olive oil before adding toppings, according to a panel of pizza chefs. Creating hot and cool zones on the grill allows the pizza to cook more slowly once cheese and toppings are added.
Sources said that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is close to a deal to buy Insomnia Cookies, a 15-year-old chain with upwards of 135 units that deliver cookies and milk until 3 a.m. JAB Holding bought Krispy Kreme two years ago for $1.35 billion.
Summer-meal participation in a Montana school district increased in June when many summer activities were scheduled, says Dave Thomas, the district's foodservice director. The program provides free meals for students that include fresh fruits and vegetables.
A Connecticut school district is sponsoring a meal program in the summer for the first time, says Susan Maffe, the school system's director of food and nutrition services. The program, which provides free meals, will operate through late August.
German researchers found that nearly 75% of parents undervalued the amount of sugar in foods, especially those considered as "healthful," consumed by their children. The findings in the International Journal of Obesity, based on data involving 305 German families with at least one child between 6 and 12 years old, also showed the highest body mass index among those whose parents had the largest underestimation of sugar content in foods.
Adolescents with major depressive disorder who received omega-3 fatty acids had similar improvements in self-rated suicidality and clinician-rated depression severity, as well as similar treatment response, compared with those who took placebo, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Researchers also found similar improvements in anhedonia and irritability between both groups.
Silver Oak Cellars' latest facility in California's Alexander Valley has been certified LEED Platinum, becoming the first commercial winery in the industry to meet those high environmental standards for new construction. "It goes back to being stewards of the land, and somebody who is hoping that our business and our future will be around for generations to come," said Silver Oak President and CEO David Duncan.
The tide of rose wine continues to rise, prompting Calif. winemakers to keep increasing their production of the style. Kokomo Winery in Healdsburg began making it as a one-off a decade ago; now the style represents about 9% of its production.
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