Janice Cooper at Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie

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First day of world baking competition. Four teams competing: Taiwan, Peru, Italy and France. Team USA's turn on Tuesday.

The Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie is an international, invitational artisan baking competition held in Paris, France, every three to four years.Read more

USDA Partner Wheat Foods Council Announces "What's On MyPlate" Day


The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012 “What’s on MyPlate?” Day, to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. The WFC is committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and highlights the message behind the new MyPlate food icon.Read more

FDA: Proposed Rule On Changes To Nutrition Facts Panel Due By End Of 2012

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aiming to publish a proposed rule to reform the Nutrition Facts panel and related rules by the end of this year, somewhat later than originally expected.  A spokesman said: “FDA hopes to publish, by the end of the calendar year, a proposed rule, which if finalized, would revise the Nutrition Facts panel.”

Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

Diana Kohnle, HealthDay News

If your kids are easily bored with the lunches you pack for school, try adding a little pizzazz (and nutrition) to the boring brown bag.  Here are some suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on ways to make packed lunches more exciting for your kids.

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Also, check out these Wheat Foods Council resources:

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Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

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MONDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce damage to small blood vessels in the brain, a new study says.Read more


Judi Adams

Get ready to fix your sweetheart a wonderfully easy and delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have the time or energy to prepare an entire meal, he or she will be impressed with this dessert. Raspberry Lovers’ Pudding takes only 15 minutes to make in advance and then chill overnight or 24 hours until the perfect time for serving.  This is also a great dessert for a Valentine’s Day dinner party.


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