Food in the News: Domino’s Breakfast Pizza, Food Allergy Bullies and Chiquita Banana

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Domino’s Breakfast Pizza – It seems like every fast food restaurant has been trying to get into the breakfast game. Subway, Burger King and now pizza place Domino’s.  One location in Ohio is now offering a breakfast pizza featuring eggs and cheese on a pizza crust for $7.99. You can get up to three toppings for the price, and recommended combinations include ham and bacon; sausage, onions and jalapeños; and onion, green pepper and mushrooms.

New Chiquita Banana Stickers – Chiquita Banana recently announced the 18 winners in its sticker design contest. In June, the company asked its customers to help design the Chiquita banana. The winners will all be featured on Chiquita bananas in stores in the America starting in November. Check out Slash Food for the rest of the story and for a peek at the winning stickers!

Unhealthy French Fries – The Daily Beast gives us a list of the 30 worst restaurant French fries in America. The worst seems to be a 2,100-calorie plate at Chili’s. Other places that made the list multiple times include Steak n Shake, Friendly’s, Sonic, Checkers, Smokey Bones, White Castle, Arby’s and Whataburger. One note is that McDonalds didn’t make the list!

Food Allergies and Bullying – About 35 percent of children over age 5 with food allergies have experienced bullying, teasing or harassment, according to a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The study mostly surveys the parents of these children, revealed that those negative experiences occurred because of food allergies. It wasn’t always just verbal either. Some even became physical.

Salad Bars – The Chicago Tribune ran a great article on what to pick and what to skip when you’re at a salad bar. Among some of the foods you should avoid are lighter greens, crab or egg salads and mystery dressings. You should pick a base of fiber-rich, mineral-dense leafy greens, your favorite lean protein and colorful veggies.

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