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When you land first place in the Healthy Options category of the Taste of Buffalo, what do you do for an encore? In the case of Lloyd Taco Truck, you stick with what brought you success – at the festival, at your food trucks and at brick-and-motor locations. Lloyd will again offer its black bean taco during the 2019 Taste, which will take place next weekend in and ar…

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A Hamburg-based prepped meal business that touts its “guilt-free takeout” has opened a fourth location in Amherst. The latest rendition of Kitchen 32 will celebrate a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1612 Hopkins Road, at Dodge Road, in the Rite Aid plaza. A fifth location is expected to open in Cheektowaga in the coming weeks. Dave Rogers started …

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Common members Rasheed N.C. Wyatt and Richard A. Fontana, along with city police and inspectors, will lead a pair of events this week for owner-operators of food-related businesses who need to renew an annual city license. All are welcome to attend. "We want to hear the good news as well as if there are issues, because we want to make sure we approve the licenses wit…

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Kids like to talk about food, at least if a couple of new farm-to-school lessons at Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo are an example. The lessons showed that the program buzz is palpable among students — who are more than willing to throw their parents under the bus when it comes to their lack of healthy food choices at home. Take the fourth-grader who lea…

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Kathy Border takes students to a beef farm every year as part of a community food course. She and her family eat eggs laid by their own chickens. The weekly diet tilts toward fresh fruits and vegetables. Still, she wouldn't dream of growing her own produce on her rural homestead in South Wales. "I do not have a green thumb and we have a lot of deer who would eat a ga…

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Only one in 10 American adults eat the daily recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to three cups of vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "That's shocking," said Kathy Border, a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition in the Dietetics Department at D’Youville College. "We know that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps r…

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Some meals are meant to be savored with little regard to fat, sugar and salt content because we deem them special. But a routine embrace of that thinking, followed by habits that linger for months and years, can cost you your health. The spring version of Local Restaurant Week starts on Monday, and presents both an opportunity and a trap for those who want to eat better…

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Beer import rules could not be overcome in time to bring off the first annual Canadian American Beer Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. That's the bad news. The good news: 17 breweries on each side of the New York-Ontario border already have collaborated on two beers apiece – and somebody has to drink it. "We are extremely disappointed to have to postpone t…

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Workers and visitors in the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have a new healthy dining option – The Byte Wholesome Foods to Go vending machine. Chicken and veggie Buddha Bowls, salads and snacks, and drinkable yogurt, Blackman Farm juices and Bootleg Bucha are among the staples in the refrigerated food purveyor, installed late last month as part o…

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The daughters of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim and Terry Pegula have opened their second café in a spot where healthful eating matters a lot: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Healthy Scratch grab-and-go café – in the Scott Bieler Clinical Science Center lobby at Carlton Street and Michigan Avenue – will serve Roswell Park patients, staff, visitors and…

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Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …

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The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will move indoors for the next eight weeks. The Holiday Market on Bidwell will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Jan. 13, starting Saturday, at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, a short walk from the home of the outdoor market at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The winter market had been at SUN…

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When it comes to weight gain, we are about to enter the danger zone. Halloween is the first obstacle in these parts when it comes to greater eating and drinking temptations. Coupled with temperatures that are about to sink, and you have a combination that's enough to make the health-conscious scream. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/19/want-better-health-better-weight…

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The couple who run The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar are honorary co-chairs of this year’s Dining Out for Life, which will take place Tuesday at 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. Those restaurants have agreed to donate at least 25 percent of their proceeds to support HIV treatment and prevention services provided by nonprofit Evergreen Health. …

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Eveline Hartz wants people to be smart, and thoughtful, about what they eat, where their food comes from and how it was produced. She and a dedicated group of volunteers look to underline the point annually with World on Your Plate, a two-day gathering of those who wish to learn more about sustainable agriculture, healthy nutrition and what role individuals can play in pre…