Plus: The new USDA loophole for school lunches, Chrissy Teigen’s “night eggs,” and Andrew Zimmern’s new TV show.
Under the new proposed USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program, pasta might soon be considered a vegetable. The potential changes are said to allow more “flexibility” for lunch and are apparently a response to food waste at schools. [Food & Wine]
All around cool person Chrissy Teigen went on Twitter this week to talk about her sleeping problems. She says she takes two hard-boiled eggs to bed with her every night (“night eggs”) because she says she can’t sleep unless she’s overly full. [Marie Claire]
Andrew Zimmern, the host of “Bizarre Foods” will host a new series with MSNBC. “What’s Eating America” will focus on political issues through the lens of food. The first episode will premiere on February 16. [Star Tribune]
Rumors this week circulated that Fairway, a popular grocery chain in New York, was officially closing. While that turned out not to be the case, things still look bleak. Fairway has decided to file for bankruptcy protection and sell five of its stores. [Grub Street]
Dry January not your thing? How about this: Veganuary! Originating in the UK, the “Veganuary” campaign helps people try out veganism for the month of January. It’s gained a lot of traction this year in the United States with a lot of celebrity support. [New York Times]