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K-State will have food safety research center

Even preschoolers at Plaza Del Niños, a Head Start program at Penn Valley Community College, have learned that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for them. Full story

Ahead of the Bell: Healthcare Services reports 1Q

Healthcare Services Group Inc., which provides housekeeping and food services to hospitals and nursing homes, reported first-quarter earnings below analysts' expectations, but analysts still like the company's growth prospects. Full story

Healthcare Services Group shares fall on 1Q report

Healthcare Services Group Inc., which provides housekeeping and food services to hospitals and nursing homes, said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit rose 5 percent from a year earlier on stronger revenue growth. Full story

Edible art coming to you soon

   Hundreds of restauranteurs and food industry professionals gathered to experience the new tastes and trends for 2011 at the 18th annual International Restaurant and Foodservice show in New York.

Congressman sues companies in congressional cafeteria

A suit by Representative Dennis Kucinich against food service companies that operate in the Longworth Cafeteria for dental damage is a private matter, a lawyer for the congressman said on Wednesday. Full story

Lunch ladies go gourmet as food gets healthier

They still wear sensible shoes, but the nation's lunch ladies are trading in their hair nets for chef toques as they learn how to cook healthier food. Full story

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The Fast Money traders take an in-depth look at Manitowoc, which is involved in two businesses: cranes and food service. Manitowoc CEO Glen Tellock joins the traders.

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