Sweden ahead of Denmark in the public sector organic food race

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Sweden takes first, Denmark second and Norway lags at the bottom when it comes to how much organic food is served in canteens, kindergartens and other public sector workplaces across the three Nordic nations. This, according to the results of a new report by the University of Copenhagen. The report details plenty of potential for expanding the conversion to organic food service in the Danish public sector—a topic of discussion across the EU at the moment.

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The governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all keen on ramping up the amount of organic food being served in their hospital kitchens, kindergartens, canteens and other institutions. Doing so benefits the environment, biodiversity and animal welfare, not to mention that consumers are demanding organic. A new report by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Food and Resource Economics compares the performance of these

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Omak council ponders junk food | News

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OMAK — The Omak City Council, during its Jan. 18 Zoom meeting, heard a proposal to have a healthy checkout ordinance to address unhealthy foods being sold at store checkout stands.

Cathy Covington, who is working on a master’s degree in public health, told council there are concerns about such foods. She shared a Power Point presentation.

The topic of fast foods and child obesity also was raised.

Covington said fast food also is related to child obesity and a policy can be drafted to address that, too.

She said Berkeley, Calif., has an ordinance on the topic and has banned junk food, but she is proposing a softer approach for Omak.

In other business, the council:

  • Approved an interlocal agreement with Okanogan County for building official services.

City Building Official Tyler Wells said the agreement is used by Okanogan County with all municipalities so the county can

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Food Fundraiser Whets Community’s Appetite for 2021 Fair | Local News

Officials Say Three of Four Headline Music Acts Have Been Booked, No Names Released 

With their hopes set on hosting the Washington Town & Country Fair in August, volunteers organized the fair board’s first-ever “Fair Food Drive- Thru” fundraiser that offered lovers of fair cuisine a chance to enjoy funnel cakes, waffle and ice cream sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches and other fair favorites.

A line of vehicles had formed at the KC Hall by the time the fundraiser was scheduled to open Saturday afternoon. More than 60 volunteers, representing the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce board members and staff, the Town & Country Fair board and Town & Country Junior Fair Board, helped cook and deliver the food to the vehicles. 

Washington Town & Country Fair Board President Jon Ballmann and others said it didn’t take long for them to realize the event was a success. 

“We didn’t know how

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CAUGHT ON CAM: Food delivery driver steals family’s puppy after dropping off pizza, police say | News Headlines

(Meredith) – A food delivery driver was charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing a family’s puppy on his delivery route.

The act was caught on camera at the condo in Jacksonville, Florida.

On Saturday, Kimberly Block ordered a pizza through Grubhub. Police said after dropping off the pizza, delivery driver Arlinson Chilito, 22, stole the family’s 10-month-old teacup poodle named Lexi.

When Chilito arrived with the food at the family’s condo, Lexi went out the door. Police said Chilito then grabbed the dog, and surveillance video from the condo’s elevator shows Chilito hiding the puppy in a delivery bag.

Within minutes, police and people across the community were looking for Lexi. She was found hours later at Chilito’s home.

Chilito was booked into jail Sunday night and charged with grand theft.

In a statement to WJXT, Grubhub confirms Chilito is not one of its drivers, saying in

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