Growing up in rural Maine, I always though that lentil was just another moniker for split peas, those little lovelies that cook into a scrumptiously heavy winter soup. Not so! I still don’t know exactly what to make of the botanical difference between dried field peas (split peas) and pulses (lentils), but I can give you a quick breakdown on what’s generally out there and what to do with it.
The University of North Dakota partnered with Guiding Stars to help meet its objectives around nutritious dining. A campus study showed that an overwhelming 94% of diners are aware of Guiding Stars and 82% find the program helpful.
“Educating your diners about healthy food is easy with Guiding Stars. We were looking for a nutrition guidance program that would help our campus community identify healthier options and we found it in Guiding Stars.” Dustin Frize, RD, LRD University of North Dakota Dining Services Dietitian
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