Friday, October 16, 2009

October Culinary Nutrition News covers lipids

The American Culinary Federation Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University recently released the October issue of "Culinary Nutrition News: Demystifying Lipids." The newest article, written by experts, defines healthful and harmful fats and offers fat-reducing tips for chefs' menus. Free copies are available at

The final two "Culinary Nutrition News" articles for 2009 will cover "Downsizing Calories and Portions," in November, and "Diabetic Menu Makeover," in December. ACF's Chef & Child Foundation and Clemson University partnered to offer this monthly series of articles, which are posted on ACF's Web site the first Monday of each month.

NRA seeks education session ideas for 2010 show

The National Restaurant Association is accepting proposals for education sessions at the 2010 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB), to be held May 22 to 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The deadline is Dec. 4. Industry professionals and educators may submit proposals for a single speaker or interactive panel discussions in five categories:

• Jobs and careers--including employee recruitment and retention, staff training, employee management and motivation;
• profitability and entrepreneurship--including cost control, research and insight, guest attraction and retention and marketing;
• Food and healthy living--including menu innovation, food safety and traceability, nutrition and sourcing;
• Sustainability and corporate responsibility--including recycling standards, water conservation and energy savings; and
• Technology--including online/electronic/mobile marketing, POS systems, inventory management and guest entertainment.

For more information or to submit proposals online, visit or