Schools and Hospitals to Join Meatless Mondays Campaign; Nestle Develops Trick Foods

The food industry developed its own front-of-package nutritional labels, which have only earned tepid support from the first lady because they don't emphasize nutrients to avoid, like sodium, calories, and fat. [NY Times]

Food services provider Sodexo, which feeds schools and hospitals around the world, has hopped on the Meatless Monday bandwagon. [AOL]

The latest Department of Health numbers show that 57.2 percent of restaurants have earned A's under the six-month-old letter grading system. [Wall Street Journal]

Foursquare's 2010 numbers are in, and the New York start-up can boast a total of 381,576,305 check-ins worldwide last year. [Washington Post]

Nestle researchers are aiming to create new types of foods that make people feel full earlier, or stay full longer, in order to curb overeating. [Wall Street Journal]

The total number of restaurants in the U.S. fell by about 1 percent, or 5,551 outlets, to 579,102 locations in the last year. [Nation's Restaurant News]

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