Food Network to Go Global; Daniel Joins Michelin Three-Star Club

A group of food corps is launching the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year campaign to help reduce obesity -- especially childhood obesity -- by 2015. [PR Newsire]

A study reveals that customers at fast-food chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and KFC, don't necessarily make better food choices now that nutritional information is posted, especially in poorer neighborhoods. [NY Times]

Scripps Networks Interactive and Chello Zone have plans to launch the Food Network in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Food Network programming will debut on the U.K.'s Sky network this year, and in other markets in early 2010. [BizJournals]

Pizza Hut is blaming a drop in sales on its ads, which star Jessica Simpson and Donald Trump. But the problem is likely the focus on its new (and successful) pasta and wings, leaving new pies -- an all-natural and stuffed-crust pan pizza -- to fend for themselves. [AdAge]

New York has a new three-Michelin-starred restaurant. Daniel Boulud's Daniel is only the fifth restaurant in the city to earn a third star from the stuffy French guide. The others are Jean Georges, Le Bernadin, Masa, and Per Se. [NY Daily News]


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