Halal Guys food cart to open restaurant in East Village
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided further guidance to state agencies on funding available for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). And it suggests that some resources will be immediately available to states. The upshot is that many states should be able to keep their WIC programs open through October using federal funds and possibly even longer using states funds, Zoe Neuberger, a senior policy analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said in an e-mail about the updated guidance. WIC provides states with grants for food aid, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income women and children. When the USDA first issued guidance late last week, WIC seemed vulnerable even in a short-term shutdown. States would be able to borrow funds from some sources to keep the program running for a week or so, according to that earlier guidance, but they would likely be unable to sustain operations for a longer period. Even contingency funds werent likely to be enough to get them through October, USDA predicted. Tuesdays guidance doesnt make such predictions, but it elaborated on the available options, including carrying over funds from the fiscal year that ended on Monday or tapping a federal contingency fund. While thats good news for some programs, theres still a lot of variation among the states. Theres no question that its a smart move on their part, but its not a guarantee overall, said Geraldine Henchy, director of nutrition policy for the Food Research Action Center. Apportioning WIC funding is notoriously difficult, she notes.In Utah,all WIC clinics are closed and new WIC appointments have been canceled. Whereas Arkansas negotiated with the USDA to receive contingency WIC funding for program administration and food vouchers for this week. That arrangement will be revisited weekly through the end of the month, according to a state health department spokesman. Other such food assistance is safe for October, too.
Food aid for women and children may last slightly longer in a shutdown than first thought
However, meat lovers shouldnt fear: Virginia Techs Meat Science Center serves meats that are produced and processed right on campus grounds. Through VT’s Y.E.S (Youre Eating (and Living) Smarter) Nutrition Program, Hokies are genuinely interested in living sustainably as well as eating deliciously. 4Emory University, Atlanta Emory Emorys dining services has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only do they offer an extensive list of dining events homecoming weekend barbecue, heirloom tomato festival and Valentines Day dinner they aim to provide the ultimate dining experience filled with excitement and variety. Although kitchens whip up specialty dishes like toasted grilled vegetable and balsamic panini, many students stick to the basic but stocked dining hall salad bar to satisfy their palates (check out their hilarious video). This university also recognizes students desire to munch on Chick-fil-A and sip Starbucks while still providing local and fresh produce in their dining halls. With a student-run food advisory committee running the show, Emory falls near the top our list for understanding how to please their students through their dining services. 5University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles UCLA With more than 500 staff members on UCLAs dining team, it cant be surprising that the university is committed to making sure their students receive the best collegiate food experience possible. UCLA has received numerous awards, including the PETA award for most vegan-friendly university due to their dedication to nutritional education. From the Student Nutrition Awareness Campaign (SNAC) to their “Heres to Health” initiative that provides students with a broad list of healthy and tasty ingredients that they should be enjoying, UCLA is above the pack. Taking feedback very seriously, the chefs methodically chose their recipes based on student preferences. Seafood pizza, chicken and dumplings, chicken chile verde all mouthwatering dishes found on this campus. And if students are still unsure, Dolores, the residing dietician on campus, provides any and all answers through her extensive program. 6Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell Cornell might be known as an Ivy League school with top-notch academics, but theyre more than just that. As the runner-up for PETAs most vegan-friendly college award, Cornells dedication to local foods and environmental conservation is something to be noted.
The Halal Guys are heading downtown. The famed food cart, known for the long late-night lines it draws on 53rd St. and 6th Ave., is opening a restaurant in the East Village this November. The new location on 14th St. and 2nd Ave. will feature shish kebabs, more vegetarian options, and a juice bar, according to general manager Hesham Hegazy. RELATED: KING SOUVLAKI OF ASTORIA TO VIE FOR VENDY CUP JOHN TAGGART FOR NEW YORK DAILY The food stand started out as a hot dog cart in 1990, according to general manager Hesham Hegazy. Were working with the interior designer now, Hegazy confirmed to The News, adding that The Guys are planning to add some sparse indoor seating to the venue. The team scouted out the area by opening up a cart on that corner two weeks ago. They chose the East Village for its club scene and NYUs nearby 14th street dorm, Hegazy said. The cart is currently open from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Hegazy plans to make sure the restaurant stays open for just as long. JOHN TAGGART FOR NEW YORK DAILY The stand is popular destination in the tri-state area, especially among Desispeople of South Asian descent.