US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said civics education should be more of a priority in K-12 schools and colleges during a Constitution Day celebration Monday in Philadelphia. DeVos also called on colleges to avoid limiting speech on their campuses -- efforts she said sometimes target conservative voices.
Students at an intermediate school in South Dakota are beginning to harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs that they began to grow from seeds during the past school year. The harvest from the on-campus garden will be used in the school's meal program.
Cracker Barrel has a team of about 20 executives from different departments who act as its crisis response team, a group that flew into action last week as Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas. The chain, which closed about 10 locations as the storm neared, is one of around 24 public companies with a significant number of restaurants in the hurricane's path.
US lawmakers in the House and Senate have agreed to increase federal education spending. The deal includes an additional $70 million for career and technical education, a small increase to the maximum Pell Grant amount and $40 million more for charter schools.
A school district in Missouri has begun a free, after-school meal program this month through a partnership with the county's community services agency and as a part of the US Department of Agriculture's at-risk supper program. The district's Super Suppers program offers a free meal between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to high-school and middle-school students participating in after-school sports and academic programs.
High-quality, less-expensive caviar from domestic fish is trending at US restaurants, as seen in the caviar tart at Brooklyn's Otway. Plant-forward dining is also having its day, while octopus provides fresh opportunities as it becomes more mainstream, Gerry Ludwig writes.
Mezcal has become known in the marketplace for being made of only one type of agave plant, but that's not really the history of the liquor. Historically, farmers would combine whatever agave they had in a region, and the practice is being revived now in part because it is more environmentally sustainable.
Smoothie King's multiyear Cleaner Blending initiative evaluated about 150 ingredients and swapped out added sugars, GMOs and artificial additives for healthier ingredients. The efforts reflect a growing clean-label trend among restaurants and food makers, including PepsiCo, which launched its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program for companies looking to offer healthier products.
We can improve our ability to connect with people by thinking of ourselves as actors preparing for a role: We first see ourselves engaged in these behaviors, then we practice them until they become second-nature, writes John Baldoni. "Considering thoughts are behaviors in the making might help overcome resistance to making a change," he writes.
Dining and entertainment chain Dave & Buster's will launch a fast-casual concept called TNT Tacos before the end of the year, the company said Friday. TNT Tacos' menu will mirror the street fare served by taco trucks.
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