Understanding healthy eating

Over the past 50 years, eating healthfully has become increasingly challenging. When our ancestors sat down to the table, their food had traveled far fewer miles, was fresher and, most important, was less processed. In addition, because our lifestyles are generally more sedentary, our daily intake requirements—currently between 1,800 and 2,000 calories—have decreased over this same time period.

Meal-plan co. moves into fast food

A company that ships meals in bulk to customers’ homes is giving a quick-service restaurant format a try. The Fresh Diet has opened what it describes as a grab-and-go pilot facility in North Miami that features single-portion selections like sandwiches, wraps, salads, cheesecake and snacks.

Nico Romo, culinary executive director of the 150-seat Fish, accommodates hot weather appetites with lighter dishes.

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