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    • Judge tosses challenge to flame retardant rules.
      Consumers nationwide are closer to being able to buy furniture made without toxic, ineffective flame retardants after a California judge on Friday threw out a legal challenge from the chemical industry.
    • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard.
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry.
    • Monarch butterflies dying; Roundup a suspect.
      Chasing the iconic monarch butterfly is a rite of Iowa childhood; watching its life transformations in classrooms is a thrilling memory. But a leading scientist has announced that it may be heading closer to its death, saying the main cause is agricultural practices in fields – the same fields Iowa children see out their schoolroom windows.
    • Pesticides on the playground.
      Is your children’s schoolyard routinely sprayed with pesticides? Children’s health is especially fragile – and how safe they are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how and why one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the health of farmworkers and their children. Children’s health is especially fragile--so why aren’t we pr […]
    • Boulder adds another neighborhood with 'bee safe' status.
      Boulder is now home to half the neighborhoods in the country to be certified as safe for honey bees – where homeowners have taken the pledge to reduce or eliminate pesticides from their yards.
    • Japan mercury poisoning survivors boost First Nation's compensation push.
      Mercury poisoning survivors and experts from Minamata, Japan – the site of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters – have arrived in Ontario to help assess the impact of a similar contamination on First Nation people there, after officials vowed to reconsider increased compensation.
    • Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects.
      In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima was badly wrecked in a series of meltdowns. Three years on, calculating the injurious effects of this radiation on plant, animal and human health has become a matter of controversy.
    • Money begins to flow in Oregon over its GMO ballot measure.
      Oregon’s food fight is just getting started. A ballot measure that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods has already seen significant amounts of cash raised by businesses on both sides of the issue, according to campaign finance filings, even though the election is more than two months away.
    • Papua New Guinea volcano Tavurvur eruption may disrupt Australian flights.
      A major volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea this morning could disrupt flights to and from Australia. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin, Australia, is monitoring the ash cloud from Tavurcur on PNG’s East Britain Island, which is slowly drifting southwest.
    • One Democrat's gamble on climate change.
      Michigan Democrat Gary Peters is making the climate cause a central message in his neck-and-neck Senate campaign, in a state that for decades built gas-guzzling cars into a foundation of the U.S. economy. But is he offering a vision that can help other Democrats win tough races in manufacturing-heavy states? Or a cautionary tale?
    • Hydrogen highway inches closer.
      California is inching tantalizingly closer to the birth of a new automotive industry based on hydrogen. Fuel cell vehicles — electric cars that run on hydrogen — will be popping up this year and next near new clusters of fueling stations in and around San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County.
    • TVA makes $4.5 billion bet on nuclear resurgence.
      One of the keys to the Tennessee Valley Authority's efforts to meet strict new rules for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lies behind walls more than a foot thick and beneath more than a half-million pounds of metal.
    • 9 years after Katrina, New Orleans aims to turn environmental weaknesses into economic strengths.
      It might have been after Hurricane Sandy delivered havoc to the Northeast in 2012 that the realization came into focus. When other states needed help grappling with disaster aftermath and planning to weather future storms, people in Louisiana got calls.
    • Drought leaves up to 2.81 million hungry in Central America.
      A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America and as many as 2.81 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Friday. The drought, which is also affecting South America, has been particularly hard on southern Guatemala, northern Honduras and western El Salvador.
    • Swirls of dust and drama, punctuating life in the Southwest.
      The best way to explain a haboob is to say it is a tsunami of sand, in the sense that there is no stopping it or outrunning it. It is a supreme spectacle. Coping with a haboob becomes a way of life in the Southwest, so frequent are dust storms in the region’s driest parts.
    • Engineers wage cold war to get more oil from shale.
      Gas fields in Colorado soon may serve as a laboratory for testing a different way to fracture shale rock formations – one that doesn't pump millions of gallons of water underground or yield contaminated wastewater.
    • Nuclear waste is allowed above ground indefinitely.
      As the country struggles to find a place to bury spent nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that nuclear waste from power plants can be stored above ground in containers that can be maintained and guarded indefinitely.
    • China’s antigraft campaign expands to a coal-rich northern province.
      Newly disclosed investigations into senior politicians in Shanxi Province, an area in northern China rich in coal and opportunities for graft, reveal an emerging front in Communist Party leaders’ efforts to show they are serious about eradicating corruption.
    • California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags.
      The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores as part of an effort to rid beaches and streets of litter.
    • California's San Joaquin Valley ozone at record low levels.
      The San Joaquin Valley may be decades away from reaching the federal government's latest clean-air standards, a line that valley air officials refer to as the "moving goal posts" of federal regulation. But for the second summer in a row, the region is seeing record-low levels of ozone, the main component of valley smog.

Nutrition Labeling At Restaurants: Education For Restaurant Owners

This presentation will provide you with an overview of nutritional guidelines, talk about the benefits of healthy eating, discuss the associated risks of unhealthy eating and lastly to demonstrate the benefits of providing nutritional facts on menus.

I hope that the information is helpful.  If you have any questions or care to leave a comment, please do so. Thank you.

Nutrition Labeling At Restaurants: Education For Restaurant Owners

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