EatingWell Partners With The International Food Information Council Foundation For The 2019 Future Of Food Summit

Top Industry and Consumer Leaders Come Together to Discuss How Climate Change, Agriculture and Technology Are Transforming Our Food System

 Meredith.comEatingWell is partnering with the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) for the 2019 Future of Food Summit on Wednesday, September 18, at Meredith’s headquarters at 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY. The one-day event will feature discussions between thought leaders—academics, nutrition experts, trend forecasters, farmers, food industry professionals—to help explain how our food system needs to evolve and transform in the years ahead. This summit will take place in tandem with the release of EatingWell’s October 2019 issue, whose theme is the future of food.

Culinary scientist, author and educator Ali Bouzari, Ph.D. will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Bouzari is the Chief Science Officer and a co-founder of Pilot R&D, a culinary research development company, and Render, a food company that collaborates with the best restaurant chefs in the country. As a chef with a Ph.D. in food biochemistry, Dr. Bouzari has been driven by a passion for shifting the way we think about cooking.

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Baskin-Robbins Grows into Plant-Based Category with Non-Dairy Flavors

Two new dairy-free, vegan options debut on Baskin-Robbins menus nationwide in August

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is dipping into the plant-based dessert category with the launch of two new mouth-watering non-dairy flavors. Both Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme will be available for ice cream fans in-store beginning August 1.

Baskin-Robbins launches Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Non-Dairy
Chocolate Extreme, flavor-packed options for guests looking for vegan
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Baskin-Robbins launches Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme, flavor-packed options for guests looking for vegan options.

The two non-dairy – yet flavor-full – menu items are vegan* takes on classic fan-favorites. Made with a base blend of coconut oil and almond butter, the result is a dessert so rich and indulgent, you won’t be able to tell that it’s not the full-dairy version: 
Non-Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is made with cookie dough pieces, chocolate chunks and a chocolate ribbon. 
Non-Dairy Chocolate Extreme contains chocolate chunks and a chocolate ribbon, and is also gluten conscious.**

Both flavors contain no artificial dyes, which have been absent from all Baskin-Robbins ice cream since 2017 as part of Baskin-Robbins’ and Dunkin’ Brands’ commitment to serving high-quality menu items. The Non-Dairy flavors are also free from preservatives, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and are Kosher.

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Chipotle Offers Free Guac And Serves Up A TikTok Dance Challenge In Honor Of National Avocado Day

Chipotle’s iconic guac will be free on any entrée ordered in the Chipotle app or on

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today it’s celebrating National Avocado Day on Wednesday, July 31st by offering free guac on any entrée purchased in Chipotle’s app or on The brand is also issuing its second official TikTok challenge, #GuacDance, set to begin on Friday, July 26.

Featuring, internet sensation Dr. Jean and her infamous guac song, the TikTok challenge invites guac fans to show off moves dedicated to everyone’s favorite fruit. YouTuber and Chipotle super-fan Brent Rivera has already committed his participation in the dance-off. Chipotle was the first restaurant brand to partner with TikTok for a hashtag challenge in the United States with the #ChipotleLidFlip challenge in May.

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Trius Launches an Immersive, One-of-a-Kind Winery Experience

The Trius Tour blends world-class wines and dazzling art installations for a spectacular first-of-its-kind winery experience

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Trius Winery announced the launch of The Trius Tour, an immersive winery experience, unlike any traditional winery tour. The tour is now available at the award-winning Niagara-on-the-Lake winery, where guests are guided through five stops, just under one hour, along an interactive wine-filled journey of dazzling installations, tasty treats paired with Trius premium award-winning wine along the way.

The Trius Tour begins in the Rosé Lounge inspired by the wine itself. This whimsical space overlooks the vineyard below with a ceiling-high floral wall. Next up is the Sparkling Cellar, that creates a world of bubbles using light, colour, movement and texture to make guests feel as though they are inside a bottle of bubbly. From there, the tour will move deeper into the Cellar where inviting scents envelop the five senses with an elegant aroma station. Guests then head through the iconic Trius Red Cellar finishing at the Sparkling House for a seat on the sparkling cage swing or to snap a selfie in the Bubble Tub. The tour finishes off at the Trius Brut Bar, where a modern and sophisticated space offers guests a playful and casual retreat where they can drink it all in.

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Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel Selects Top Trends at 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel scoured six football fields of exhibits at the 65th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show. The show, which took place June 23-25 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, had over 200,000 specialty foods and beverages on display. Building on previous findings and predictions, the panelists tasted their way through the show, identifying products currently attaining prominence in the specialty food industry.

“It’s fascinating to observe the ever-evolving specialty food marketplace, which has grown into a nearly $150 billionindustry,” said Denise Purcell, director of content for the SFA. “From the uptick of members showcasing West African products to the blossoming of foods and beverages addressing sustainability and social concerns, the Fancy Food Show always reveals inspiring companies and products to our Trendspotter Panel.”

The Summer Trendspotter Panel included Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, global food analyst, Mintel; Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D., professor, Drexel University Center for Food and Hospitality Management; Tonya Hopkins, founder, Food Griot; Vallery Lomas, founder, Foodie in New York; Kara Nielsen, vice president, Trend Practice, CCD Innovation; and Victoria Jordan Rodriguez, director of sponsorships, James Beard Foundation.

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The Infatuation’s EEEEEATSCON New York October 5 & 6

Second Annual Festival Highlighting the Best in Food and Culture Expands to Multiple Days at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New YorkTickets On Sale Now

Restaurant discovery platform, The Infatuation, today announced that tickets are on sale for its second annual EEEEEATSCON NY at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on Saturday, October 5and Sunday, October 6. After selling out the inaugural EEEEEATSCON NY in 2018, this year’s festival will span over two days for the first time, giving thousands of people the opportunity to join this one-of-a-kind experience.

Tickets for EEEEEATSCON NY are available now for $30 each.  As a returning partner for the festival, American Express will offer all Card Members a limited time offer for tickets purchased with an American Express Card. Card Members may purchase up to two tickets per customer for only $15 each (before fees) until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26.

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In August: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Celebrates Sixth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families. 

Created in 2014, Kids Eat Right Month mobilizes registered dietitian nutritionists in a grassroots movement to share healthful eating messages to help families adopt nutritious eating habits.

“One of the most important things parents can do for their children is to teach them the importance of eating a healthy diet and maintaining an active lifestyle,” says Miami, Fla., registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Amy Kimberlain.

The annual Kids Eat Right campaign is also an opportunity to get children excited about what’s on their plate. “Bring your kids shopping and have them help you select colorful fruits and vegetables at the supermarket,” Kimberlain says. “Then, bring your family together in the kitchen to prepare a meal and eat as a family whenever possible. These are all great ways to incorporate healthy habits into your daily family routine.”

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Giant Food Launches Community Bag Program Powered by Bags 4 My Cause

Reusable bag program allows customers to support local nonprofits while reducing single-use paper/plastic waste

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, is launching the Community Bag Program, a program designed to empower customers to support local nonprofit organizations while working to reduce single-use paper and plastic waste in the environment.

Each reusable Community Bag comes with an attached Giving Tag. The Giving Tag allows customers to designate a $1 donation to a locally active nonprofit of their choice. The reusable Community Bags with attached Giving Tags are available at all Giant Food stores and retail for $2.50per bag.

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