Students at eight schools in a West Virginia district can access food and other items via a new food pantry. Middle-school counselor Elyse Lanzendorfer said the pantry -- stocked with donated items -- provides access to food and toiletries that students may not have access to at home.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is encouraging school leaders to adopt in-class and grab-and-go breakfast programs to expand students' access to morning meals. Bullock says that addressing student hunger is key to ensuring students have the ability to reach their full potential.
Theo Spierings will step down from his position as CEO of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra at some point in 2018. "Theo and the board have now agreed that Theo will leave us later on this year, and the board is currently in the process of shortlisting a replacement for Theo," said board chair John Wilson.
Sales of salty snacks rose 7.24% during 2017 over the previous year, according to data from IRI. Hot and spicy, Mexican and vinegar are three of the hottest flavors in the category, while Asian and peanut butter flavors are on the downswing based on sales data, said IRI's Sally Lyons Wyatt.
Gatorade has partnered with researchers at Northwestern University to develop a skin patch that helps people understand when they need to hydrate. The stick-on patch, which can be worn in water and is smartphone-enabled, could hit retail shelves within the year.
HelloFresh has bought Boulder, Colo.-based organic meal-kit rival Green Chef for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give HelloFresh subscribers more meal-kit options such as certified organic, vegan and gluten-free.
Lifestyle brand Farm Star Living will partner to promote produce brands including Del Monte Fresh Produce, Harvest Sensations and Sun Pacific's Cuties line. "I want people to not only celebrate farmers, but to better understand these food brands as well," said Farm Star founder Mary Blackmon.
Farmers, produce markets and farm-to-table chefs in Puerto Rico are slowly coming back after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria six months ago. "We had farmers who lost everything," said chef and restaurateur Xavier Pacheco, an early advocate of local sourcing.