Abigail Darwin

Senior Health Promotion Student

University of Georgia College of Public Health

Abigail Darwin is a senior Health Promotion student in the University of Georgia College of Public Health. As an intern in the UGA Office of Sustainability, Abigail spends her days at UGArden, nurturing the soil and teaching others about sustainable food systems at the student-run teaching and demonstration farm.



The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.