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October means fundraisers at Bakera s Drive-Thru, Panera Bread October Means Fundraisers At Bakera S Drive-Thru, Panera Bread

This year's book includes 31 coupons representing $408 in savings. The coupons are perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters or - if you're likeme - treating yourself, family and friends to free and discounted food and fun.

To Eat This 8K-Calorie Breakfast, Sign a Waiver To Eat This 8K-Calorie Breakfast, Sign A Waiver

Think you're a big eater? One breakfast cooked up at the Bear Grills cafe in Congleton, England, is so daunting that only 20 people have tried it - and no one has successfully cleaned their plate. The chef tells the Daily Mail it's called "the Hibernator" because "if anyone completes it they'll have to sleep for a year."

Chef of British cafe says 'the Hibernator' weighs 7 pounds Chef Of British Cafe Says 'the Hibernator' Weighs 7 Pounds

Think you're a big eater? One breakfast cooked up at the Bear Grills cafe in Congleton, England, is so daunting that only 20 people have tried it - and no one has successfully cleaned their plate. The chef tells the Daily Mail it's called "the Hibernator" because "if anyone completes it they'll have to sleep for a year."

Michelin Guide Knocks Daniel Down to 2 Stars Michelin Guide Knocks Daniel Down To 2 Stars

The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. For the past three years, the same seven restaurants have held a virtual lock on the organization's coveted three-star rating: Daniel, Per Se, Masa, Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare.

Chef-made meals can increase participation in NSLP, raise vegetable consumption by 16% Chef-made Meals Can Increase Participation In NSLP, Raise Vegetable Consumption By 16%

Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite , chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program by 9% and overall selection and consumption of vegetables by 16%! Chefs Move to Schools , an initiative of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, pairs chefs with schools in order to provide nutrition instruction to students and culinary advice to interested school food service workers.

Harvest Festival: Young farmers with home-grown produce. Harvest Festival: Young Farmers With Home-grown Produce.

A SERVICE to celebrate rural life and give thanks for the farmers who produce our food is coming to Worcester Cathedral . The County Harvest Festival, which takes place on Sunday, October 5 at 6.30pm, will feature prayers, traditional hymns and a procession by Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

"Black-ish" Star Anthony Anderson Credits 'Vegan-ish' Choices For 47-Pound Weight Loss

Anthony Anderson, the star of the new ABC series Black-ish , credits "healthier choices" for his stunning 47-pound weight loss. The 44-year-old actor and self-described "husky" man said he never had a problem with his size, even at his heaviest weight of 270 pounds.

Richard Burr claimed he was hungover when he agreed to apply for The Great British Bake Off Richard Burr Claimed He Was Hungover When He Agreed To Apply For The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off contestant Richard Burr has revealed that he only agreed to apply for the hit show because he had a hangover. The builder and father-of-two has wowed judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with his culinary creations and been crowned star baker four times during the BBC1 series.

Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish Crew Makes 1,126-pound Bowl Of Hawaii Rice Dish

A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy. Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at Sunday's Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.

Audit: Most schools follow anti-obesity efforts Audit: Most Schools Follow Anti-obesity Efforts

A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index. Monday's report from state Auditor Suzanne Bump's office, however, found some schools failed to report the body mass information to the state Department of Public Health or adopt policies for administering the tests, which measure body fat based on height and weight.

the Healthy Plate: Recipe for pumpkin peanut curry bisque The Healthy Plate: Recipe For Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque

Yes, canned, because that's how 99 per cent of us get our pumpkin. Which is fine except for one thing - Americans overwhelmingly associate canned pumpkin with just one dish and one day of the year .

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Freshmen at Florida's Lakewood High School lined up against gold and black gymnasium mats on Friday to have their height and weight measured, an assessment to launch a novel study on fighting teenage obesity with trendy new technology. Researchers affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine, whose network includes a Florida children's hospital near the school, plan to use results of the screening to select about 50 overweight students and track their activity levels using the Fitbit, a connected wristband.

Coles slapped with fresh bread ad ban Coles Slapped With Fresh Bread Ad Ban

Supermarket giant Coles will have to hang signs in its stores admitting that it passed off par-baked bread as freshly baked. The Federal Court on Monday ordered Coles to display the signs for three months in prominent positions within its supermarkets and on its website.

Commentary: Close race for open Iowa Senate seat Commentary: Close Race For Open Iowa Senate Seat

URBANDALE, Iowa -- The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips and signs that proclaim "I love you more than bacon." For Joni Ernst, however, the apposite sign reads "No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side."

Squelchy squashing in Codford for a juicy sweet ending Squelchy Squashing In Codford For A Juicy Sweet Ending

Nineteen Year 6 pupils at Wylye Valley Primary School spent an enjoyable afternoon using the Codford and District Community Apple Press to make apple juice for the school to drink. Earlier in the year the same pupils took part in the Pippin Project by planting a small orchard of 10 different apple varieties in the school grounds.

Selling the blues scene with Wesley Smith Selling The Blues Scene With Wesley Smith

With his roots deep in the Delta, it's no surprise that Wesley Smith is a blues fanatic. Glancing around his large office at the Greenville-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, whether the walls are painted or not is a moot point as blues posters and banners dating back to the '80s blanket the walls.

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen Bake Off Craze Gets More People Into The Kitchen

Icing bags, baking tins and egg timers are being brought out from the back of the cupboard ready for more show-stopper challenges. The BBC series, starring bakers and judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood is now in its fifth year and has taken the nation by storm.

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