Stepheni Norton’s journey from chief yeoman in the U.S. Coast Guard to Southern California farmer of pre-WWII fruit, vegetables and herbs began with a dream … and an insect bite.
Attorney Mary Vargas is making history in the food and beverage industry by giving a voice to people who aren’t being heard, such as a college student who could never afford a $685-an-hour attorney to speak for them. She advocates for people living with food allergies, celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten sensitivities.
For Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting chef and caterer Hillel Echo-Hawk who is making industry in the food and beverage industry by infusing her food with a passion for foods that are native to pre-colonial America.
A self-described “systems-change nerd,” Emily Brown, founder and CEO, Food Equality Initiative is determined to ensure that all who need allergy-free food have access to it. Celebrating Women’s History Month with stories of women making history today in the food and beverage industry.
It may seem daunting, but the path to better heart health starts with figuring out exactly what their stressors — and de-stressors, may be. Three facts got me thinking: Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women The meetings industry tends to be pretty female-centric Stress, which is endemic to meeting planning, also is a factor in coronary disease So how can meeting professionals in general, and women specifically, become more protective and proactive about their own heart health? During our conversation about heart-healthy food and beverage practices, I segued into asking Stefanie Sacks if she had any…
Ensuring a safe meal boils down to the importance of communication and advocating for guests with special diets. Creating and delivering memorable events is the plan. But, if an attendee becomes ill due or food poisoning or a meal being contaminated with listeria, the likelihood of return engagement evaporates. Food safety aside, another way attendees can become ill is by being served a meal unsafe or inappropriate for their health condition. Equally concerning is serving a dish which contradicts a religious belief system or health choice. Food allergies, celiac disease, and diabetes are a few health conditions that require personalized…
When something scary happens, like the outbreak of a new infectious disease such as the novel coronavirus now called COVID-19, people understandably get scared. And scared people can pick up some truly weird ideas.
Many individuals with disabilities use service dog to help with daily living activities like pulling a wheelchair, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving medication or phones and detecting the presence of an allergen. Understand what you need to know about accommodating service animals at events.
Some expert tips on how to bring your meeting’s food and beverage offerings more in line with good cardiac practices. February is National Heart Health month, and what better way to celebrate than to share ways you can make your conference part of the solution for preventing heart disease? You can do this by getting people moving regularly, whether that means offering formal exercise options or arranging to provide lots of breaks to get them out of their seats regularly. You also could encourage a healthy dose of sleep by minimizing late night partying options when you have early morning…
Some attendees may need to bring another person — Personal Care Assistant — with them to your events to help them participate fully — do you have a policy for that?