Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
The Obama administration won’t be pushing a soda tax like former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg tried. Sylvia Burwell, the Health and Human Services Secretary, told the House Agriculture Committee the administration will take other measures to keep America healthy, like focusing on children. Last month, large companies that cater school lunches announced they will tweak recipes to be more nutritious per First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Finalized health guidelines will be released in December.
An initiative from Florida’s Department of Citrus, an agency of government charged with the marketing and regulation of the state’s citrus industry, is hedging bets Americans prefer homegrown oranges. Florida supplies over half of the OJ Americans drink annually, but not every carton has domestic roots. To highlight the state’s OJ, the department introduced FindFloridaOJ.com, so shoppers can scan UPC codes to discover whether a bottle is Florida-grown.
Macaroni and cheese usually makes you gleeful, not physically aggressive, right? Well, Luke Gatti will forever be known as the mac & cheese kid after the 19-year-old University of Connecticut freshman was recorded drunkenly ranting about mac and cheese at campus staff. Gatti physically and verbally assaulted staff after being denied bacon jalapeño mac and cheese because he was carrying an open container of alcohol. Gatti was arrested and reportedly expelled.
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