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8/21/2017

Food makers are focusing more on plant-based options that mimic meat products, as more consumers adopt vegetarian and flexitarian eating styles. Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger is now stocked in the meat case at chains including Albertsons and Kroger, and it's on the menu at restaurants including BurgerFi and Epic Burger.

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8/21/2017

Burger King has put Cheesy Tots back on the menu for a limited time and it's also making the popular cheese-stuffed potatoes available during breakfast. Demand drove the decision to bring back the item, which was discontinued last November.

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8/21/2017

The number of meals served to students in Maine during the summer has more than doubled in the past decade, data show. Erin Callaway, director of Piscataquis County Healthy Food for All, however, says students in rural areas continue to have barriers to summer meals, including transportation.

8/21/2017

Albarino grapes produce a wine that is friendly and floral, one reason why the variety has become Spain's quintessential white wine, Michael Schachner writes. With most Albarino grapes grown close to the Atlantic Ocean, the variety pairs perfectly with seafood such as shellfish, octopus or grilled fish, he writes.

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8/21/2017

Sweet corn can be eaten raw in salads or salsa, grilled or folded into baked good batters. After corn has been cut away, the cobs can be used to infuse corn flavor into soups or ice cream bases.

8/21/2017

The Food and Drug Administration is supporting a legal challenge to New York City's menu labeling laws by the NRA and other industry groups. The rules mirror federal regulations, and the FDA has postponed enforcement of those until May 2018.

8/21/2017

Eateries across the country are turning today's solar eclipse into parties, from drinks poured by an aerial bartender at Chicken N Pickle in Kansas City, Mo., to barbecue on the rooftop at AJ's Good Time Bar in Nashville, Tenn.

8/21/2017

Elementary and middle schools in Missouri are among about 320 schools nationwide to earn the 2017 National Healthy Schools Award. Alex Severs, a wellness coordinator, said focusing on students' health can lead to improved attendance and academic achievement.

8/21/2017

As of July 31, about 2,000 summer meals had been served in a Maryland school district as part of its Lunch and Learn program. Megan Doran, public schools' director of food and nutrition services, says students in the program are exposed to fruits and vegetables they may never have tried before.

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8/21/2017

Students in an Illinois school district will stay indoors between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today during the solar eclipse. Officials say the decision to suspend outdoor meals and recess was made in the interest of student safety.

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