Friday, December 30, 2016

Remember Our Food Banks

Daily Insights 12/30/2016
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As We End The Year, Let's Remember Our Food Banks

Our food banks provide a terrific resource for millions of Americans who are food insecure.

Typically our food banks have relied on the basics, but now they are upping their game and taking a lesson form food marketers. 

"Nudging" — a sales tactic that tries to make food look more appealing and easy to reach — encourages people to buy something. And NPR reports that several food banks around the country have been learning that this marketing tactic works well. 

Goodbye NYC Carnegie Deli, Hello Upping Your Store's Deli Game

The famous NYC Carnegie Deli closes its doors tonight at midnight. How's your store's deli doing?

Today at midnight, after 79 years in business, the famous New York City Carnegie Deli will close it's doors forever. With a famous sandwich named after Woody Allen, walls lined with celebrity photos, piled high pastrami on rye, since 1937, the deli became an NYC institution, but after reports of legal and personal issues that became public, the owners have decided to close up shop and focus on their licensing their brand. 

Rid Yourself of the Winter Blues

Do you ever feel similar to a hibernating animal in winter? Find out why we feel this way and some tips to get you out of the funk.

Do you ever feel similar to a hibernating animal in winter? When the weather starts to cool off in fall until spring you crave fattier foods and have the feeling like you need to stock up? Well it's not entirely clear whether the desire to eat more during winter is instinctive, due to our current food environment. SupermarketGuru has collected some of the top theories.

Phil's Food Reviews

Rigoni di Asiago Nocciolata Dairy Free Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread is a HIT!

If you like Nutella, you have to try this. Dairy free, imported from Italy, of course, just open the jar and the aroma will make your mouth water. A bit more of the chocolate flavor than Nutella with 190 calories in two tablespoons, 11 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugars and zero sodium. Watch my full review.

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