Off The Menu: Starbucks coping with complex drink orders promote on social media

Social media, which offers anyone with a smartphone the chance to make a grab at their own 15 minutes of fame, has created a new set of opportunities — and challenges — for food service operations.

As reported on Buzzfeed, one recent social media fad has plagued Starbucks locations, as influencer-wannabes have been using the coffee house chain’s digital platform to create “appucinos,” elaborate drinks that can subsequently be hyped on Twitter, TikTok, and elsewhere in the social media realm.

Starbucks employees have taken to social media to complain of the complicated orders they are encountering as a result of

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Here’s a Brain-Training App To Help You Cut Junk Food and Lose Weight

Junk foods like burgers, pizzas and fries can satisfy your hunger, but it won’t provide the nutrition your body needs. Eating such high-calorie foods can also make you pile on the pounds and harm your body. But saying no to junk food can be hard as research suggests that that junk foods are highly addictive. Are you also struggling to quit junk food to lose weight? Here’s a brain-training app that may help you eat less junk food and shed those extra kilos. Called the Food Trainer or FoodT app, it trains people to tap on images of healthy foods

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Rethinking Food Systems – World

*In June 2021, on the margins of World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners launched the *Transformative Partnership Platform*on agroecology – a **farming approach that’s inspired by natural ecosystems combines local and scientific knowledge and focuses on the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment. As the UN prepares for its first-ever Food Systems Summit in September 2021, we explore the impact of food systems on the environment.*

Over decades, as populations have grown, more people are consuming – and wasting more food – than ever before. Unsustainable food production and consumption

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Love Cake? You Dont Wanna Miss These Korean Bento Cakes

Bento cakes? Mini cakes? Minimalist cakes? Call them what you want, but these adorable little cakes have taken the internet by storm. They are widely popular in South Korea and since the Hallyu wave is going strong in India, it is no surprise that many talented home chefs have picked up on this trend. Their dreamy colour palette makes them an aesthetic powerhouse and paired with the fact that they come snuggled in a lunch box, how do you bring yourself to cut into these beauties?

The term ‘Bento’ originates from Japan and literally translates to ‘convenient’ or ‘convenience’. In

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3 Dessert Smoothies That Are Actually Good for You

Plus, the ingredients featured in these recipes give the smoothies health perks you might not expect. 

• The unsweetened cocoa powder in the chocolate tahini smoothie contains fiber along with additional antioxidants. The tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, provides heart-healthy fats.

• Matcha is a type of powdered green tea with a light earthy flavor. It contains a moderate amount of caffeine along with a compound called L-theanine. The combination gives you a steadier (less jittery) energy lift compared with coffee. Plus, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants to help keep your cells healthy.

• Strawberries and other berries

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Utopian grocery store giving people access to healthy food on the southeast side

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Utopian Community Grocery store is opening this month and supporters say it’s aimed at ending the food desert on the southeast side of Fort Wayne. 

Utopian Community Grocery is set to open May 15th at 7a.m. according to a Facebook post. The store will have fresh produce from local farmers or community gardens.  

The USDA reported in 2017 that 10 percent of people in Allen County are living in a food desert.  

That means those people have low access to a grocery store with healthy and affordable options close to their home 

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Researchers made a brain-training app to help break junk food habits

The University of Exeter has published a brain-training app for Android and iOS called ‘Food Trainer’ that is designed to help users break their junk food habits. Data from the app was used for a new study on whether this kind of brain-training application can actually improve one’s eating habits — and, according to the researchers, it can.

Using an eight-point scale, the study found that using the FoodT app was able to reduce users’ junk food consumption by an average of one point. The benefit was observed when the FoodT app was used approximately once daily for a month,

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A rhubarb upside-down cornmeal cake recipe

Rhubarb’s pleasant tartness is what makes it great in desserts, lending balance to a recipe’s sweetness. Hitting farmers markets and grocery stores in late spring, rhubarb comes in stalks ranging from soft, pale green to deep crimson red. While red rhubarb is most often what you see in glossy food photos, it’s purely for aesthetic reasons, as color isn’t an indication of ripeness or sweetness.

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Beat the summer heat with these yummy drinks

If you’d like to cool off this summer, the drinks listed below will do the trick. These drinks will re-energise your body and flush out any harmful toxins that have accumulated in your system.

If you want to know how to refresh yourself this summer, here are the seven best drinks for you. They will revitalise your body and assist you in breaking free from any lethargy or boredom you may have experienced over the past year.

So start stocking up on your best-loved beverages right away. 

Cranberry juice

This summer, refresh yourself with these yummy drinks

Cranberry juice is

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Brain Training App Helps Users Cut Down on Junk Food

Using a brain-training app helps people eat less junk food and lose weight, new research suggests.

The Food Trainer (FoodT app) trains people to tap on images of healthy foods – but to stop when they see unhealthy snacks, creating an association between these foods and stopping.

The new study, by the universities of Exeter and Helsinki, found that playing the game about once a day for a month led to an average one-point reduction of junk food consumption on an eight-point scale (the scale ranges from four or more items per day, to one or zero items per

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