“Make Every Bite Count” When Feeding the Youngest Consumers

Will Kreznick

The recently updated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) ask us to “make every bite count.” This is an important message in a year when parents have faced challenges on so many fronts, including cooking for their families and eating at home more often than pre-pandemic. For parents feeding very young children, timely guidance in the form of the latest edition of the DGAs arrived at the end of 2020 when, for the first time, they addressed the diets of infants and toddlers.

Having a healthy diet is important in each stage of life, but never more important

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Savannah’s Food Co. now open

Will Kreznick

“Think farm to front door,” said Zach Thomason as he described his new home meal delivery service.

In March, Thomason and Brian Bazar launched Savannah’s Food Co. The new venture is a service that delivers chef-prepared meals to your front door. “Local ingredients & eclectic flavors” is their tagline.

Dishes like Moroccan Tagine Style Chicken, Saffron Citrus Salmon and Savory French Beef Stew are a handful of the entrees featured this past month.

Zach Thomason, left, and Brian Bazar of Savannah's Food Co. inside Crosstown Concourse on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Sandwiches, salads and even an extensive kid’s menu are part of the weekly offerings. 

Thomason focuses on using locally grown ingredients when possible. Each order comes

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Blue Runner Foods in Gonzales expands with frozen food line

Will Kreznick

Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Blue Runner Foods President Richard Thomas announced the manufacturer will make a $2.26 million capital investment to expand its production with a frozen foods line.

The company hopes to complete the expansion by the end of the year at its site in Gonzales, according to a release from the mayor’s office.

“As the ‘Jambalaya Capital of the World,’ the City of Gonzales is a global ambassador for Louisiana cuisine,” Arceneaux said. “Blue Runner Foods’ continued expansion embodies not only our love of food, but also the local tradition of a solid work ethic in a

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12 Potential Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Will Kreznick

Sugar gets a bad rap, but the truth is that it’s a vital source of energy and essential to our survival. Of course, not all sugars are the same. Fructose found in fruits and vegetables and lactose in dairy-rich foods are natural sugars we don’t have to be as concerned about because these foods also have fiber and calcium, for example. Added sugars, however, which are often found in processed foods, are those we could do without, and most of us consume too much of them.

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025, the average American consumes 270

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How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

Will Kreznick

The people who run America’s charitable food banks take pride in what they’ve accomplished over the past year, and the numbers justify it: They distributed roughly 50 percent more food in 2020 compared with 2019, a considerable portion to first-time visitors. They served millions of people even as they dealt with supply-chain interruptions and health risks for their volunteers and employees.

But they also say they are tired, and worried about donor fatigue and long-term stability. The pandemic made clear that food banks work best as a complement to, not a replacement for, government assistance. Yet it was December before

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