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Foodem gets $75,000 investment from TEDCO to build online wholesale food portal

Foodem gets $75,000 investment from TEDCO to build online wholesale food portal | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it

One of the latest tech startups to get a footing in Baltimore is Foodem, a website started by a University of Maryland College Park grad a few years ago that aims to build a transparent marketplace for commercial food buyers and distributors.

Kash Rehman, the founder of Foodem, has been on both sides of the equation in the food industry: he's worked for a small food distributor in Maryland and he's also run his own restaurant in College Park.

Here's what Rehman, 35, learned along the way. As a restaurant buyer, he needed to spend an hour by phone comparing wholesale prices for food (think chicken tenders) by calling different distributors and haggling prices. He needed to do this twice a week, four times a month, to save about $2,400 a month in food costs just by shopping around.

While working for a food distributor in Laurel, on the other side of the coin, he learned that he needed to build out a sales force to support food distribution sales, and their pay was a part of the total customer acquisition cost, of around 6 to 8 percent.....


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Nutrition Requirements for School Age Children

Nutrition Requirements for School Age Children | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
Helping your school-age child eat a healthy diet can enhance his growth and optimize his development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that children in the U.S. consume too many calories ...
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Shranna's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:09 PM

My father always told me to eat certain foods and avoid others that he felt were unhealthy. Growing up I didn't know much about nutrition and people were not fully educated on what was essential to our health. The food we perceived to be healthy weren't as beneficial as we thought and vice versa. Therefore, being aware of these new discoveries parents, guardians, caregivers should  take these information into consideration and continue to promote healthy eating habits towards young children. I keep reading about articles that wants to push sex education at an early age but am not readiny much about promoting healthy eating habits at an early age. As a elementary school major, I have taken efficient note on this article for my future students! 

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Nutritious snacks help keep kids healthy and alert - Appleton Post Crescent

Nutritious snacks help keep kids healthy and alert - Appleton Post Crescent | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
Nutritious snacks help keep kids healthy and alert
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Sure, bags of chips and microwaveable globs of processed cheese share the blame for the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. ...
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All infants in England to get free school lunches - BBC News

All infants in England to get free school lunches - BBC News | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
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All infants in England to get free school lunches
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Targeting infants would ensure "every child gets the chance in life they deserve", teach healthy eating habits and boost attainment, Mr Clegg said.
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Local Orbit E-commerce & Business Management Tools for the New Local Food Economy

Local Orbit E-commerce & Business Management Tools for the New Local Food Economy | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
Local Orbit - E-commerce & Business Management Tools for the New Local Food Economy..

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Mission Local Orbit is building flexible, localized tools designed to help people build healthier communities through better food.

 

Company Overview Local Orbit is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, farmers, producer co-ops, food hubs and independent distributors who are building and managing local food marketplaces.

 

Description Our web platform provides custom online marketplaces and back-office infrastructure for businesses and people working to increase local food distribution.

 

General Information Local Orbit has evolved through two years of conversations with farmers, food producers, chefs, eaters and people working to solve food distribution challenges. We've heard countless stories about disconnected markets and inefficient communications.

People are hungry for food that's produced by farmers, ranchers and artisans they know and trust. They want to spend a larger share of their food dollars in their own communities.

Local Orbit's services create stronger, more efficient food networks that can meet the demand for food that’s produced closer to where we live.

 


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Food Processors Target Quality - AllAfrica.com

Food Processors Target Quality - AllAfrica.com | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
Food Processors Target Quality AllAfrica.com In today's global marketplace, the quality of food products and their exportability is measured by the capacity of individual enterprises and national regulatory bodies to adhere to regional and...
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School lunch programs place nutrition first - Towanda Daily Review

School lunch programs place nutrition first - Towanda Daily Review | Nutrition and quality of foods  for children | Scoop.it
School lunch programs place nutrition first
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"We meet all the calorie requirements by age/grade level according to the new Nutritional Guidelines for Schools," said food service director Bonnie Bixby.
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