Choking Risk Among Children

(CNN) — Young children, from infancy until age 5, are particularly at risk of choking. Not only do they have small airways, but it also takes several years to master the ability to chew and swallow food. It’s very important to avoid foods that are hard or round or slippery. Examples include whole grapes, hard … Continue reading »

Mediterranean Diet Better for Heart

(CNN) — Low-fat or Mediterranean–which diet is better for your heart? Researchers in Spain tracked people on each diet for five years. The winner was the Mediterranean diet, especially one with a lot of extra-virgin olive oil. That group’s risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease was 30 percent lower … Continue reading »

FFLC Meets its Donation Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County announce that it had met its donation goal Tuesday, way ahead of schedule. In early February, organizers say an anonymous donor approached them with a challenge to raise $100,000 by February 28th and the donor would match the amount. Since then, organizers say donations have been pouring in … Continue reading »

Eugene School Celebrates Grant Award

EUGENE, Ore. — A local school district celebrated with sloppy joes and roasted potatoes after getting a grant from the Oregon Department of Education. Bethel’s Willamette High School is one of several schools in the area participating in Farm to School education programs. The grant will help expand those programs, as well as the district’s … Continue reading »

Donor Gives Fund-Matching Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is on its way to getting a big financial boost. An anonymous donor will match up to $100,000 this month only. Two months after holidays, typically this time of year donations at Food for Lane County tend to drop. Not this February. Somebody, who could be watching this … Continue reading »

FFLC Works to Raise $100,000

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County is on its way to get a big financial boost. An anonymous donor will match up to $100,000 in donations collected during the month of February. Food For Lane County has already raised $50,000 so far but wants to double that number. KEZI 9 News Anchor Sean Cuellar … Continue reading »

Truffle Festival Features Local Delicacy

EUGENE, Ore. — For days, the chefs at the Oregon Truffle Festival have been constantly sniffing hundreds of truffles. They do this to check the ripeness and the flavors of these truffles. Depending on how ripe the truffles are, they can have fruity aromas all the way to more cheesy and nutty accents. They’re preparing … Continue reading »

BJ’s, Texas Roadhouse to Open at VRC

EUGENE, Ore. — Valley River Center will soon welcome two new restaurants. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery and Texas Roadhouse will build restaurants in the parking lot in front of the mall, VRC officials announced Friday. Diana Bray, VRC Marketing Manager, said BJ’s will relocate its Coburg Road location to VRC. The will be the first … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: PremRose Edibles

CRESWELL, Ore. — What’s your favorite kind of jam? You can get almost every kind of fruit or berry flavor, but why stop there? A local woman is putting a flowery twist on an old favorite. Tucked away in the hills outside of Creswell, Linda Shumate is putting the finishing touches on several jars of … Continue reading »

Study: Half of the World’s Food Wasted

(CNN) — A new study finds that up to half of the world’s food is wasted. The report from the British-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers examined food production and consumption in both developed and developing nations. It found that developing countries lost food to production inefficiencies. In more advanced societies, like the U.S., food was … Continue reading »

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