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9/22/2017

Students whose families are running low on food stamp benefits perform worse on math tests, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Carolina. Researchers say the way in which food stamps are distributed in South Carolina coincides with testing schedules in such a way that students may have gone hungry for several days by test time.

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National Public Radio
9/22/2017

Ando, the meal delivery service launched by David Chang, opened its first physical restaurant in New York City this week. A new weekday breakfast menu is available only in the restaurant, and the eatery offers both dine-in and takeout options.

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David Chang, Ando
9/22/2017

Olo will team with Amazon Restaurants to create a simpler online ordering and delivery process for restaurants called Olo Rails, the company said Friday. Olo's platform provides online ordering for 40,000 restaurants under 200 brands.

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Amazon Restaurants, OLO
9/22/2017

Broccoli is best when it's cooked high and fast, just at the edge of charring -- the final product has a lovely, complex flavor and textures. Topped with finely grated manchego, toasted hazelnuts and honey, the broccoli takes on a new identity as a grown-up side dish.

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Serious Eats
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9/22/2017

Books offer chefs inspiration and a reminder of their culinary roots, and also help shape their ideas of food service. Here, chefs share their favorites, including "The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine" by Rudolph Chelminski, which chef Eric Bromberg says offers amazing insight for food-focused people.

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Eric Bromberg
9/22/2017

Melt Shop, a fast-casual grilled cheese concept created by former Five Guys operators Andy Stern and John Rigos, will start selling franchises. Parent company Aurify has created several other concepts including Little Beet, Fields Good Chicken and MAKE Sandwich.

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Andy Stern
9/22/2017

Restaurants hit hard by Hurricane Katrina can serve as a model for eateries that felt the wrath of Harvey and Irma, writes Ian McNulty. Restaurants feed the rescuers in the immediate aftermath of the storms and those that find the means to reopen serve as gathering places as communities recover.

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Hurricane Katrina, Irma, Harvey
9/22/2017

An analysis of New York City public schools found just 6% chose a healthy alternative lunch menu for students last year, while the rest selected a less-healthy standard menu. The alternative menu available this year, the first time all students can have free lunch, includes foods lower in fat, sodium and calories, and higher in fiber, compared with the standard menu.

9/22/2017

A 300-pound moose carcass recently was donated to the school lunch program in an Alaska district. Students assisted with processing and deboning the animal, which school nutrition professionals expect to last for several meals.

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Alaska
9/22/2017

Educators at a school in Kansas are blending academics with physical education. First- through seventh-grade students recently learned about the physics behind physical activity, including lessons on how the length of their strides affects their running pace.

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Kansas