STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.
The Daily Campus report the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.
The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They’re a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.
UConn says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.
The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in small plastic containers. They’re sold as a snack or a taco topping.
Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.
COMPETITION BRINGS AWARENESS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC
COLD SPRING, Ky. (AP) — It is safe to say Cold Spring did not win a recent international competition to see which site could gather the most moms breastfeeding their babies at the same time.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports only three mothers showed up for Northern Kentucky’s Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday morning. But organizers said winning wasn’t the point.
Nancy Merk, of the Northern Kentucky Health Department, said the event was a fun way to celebrate breastfeeding moms and to bring awareness to breastfeeding.
Alison Montoya spoke at the event to share her concerns as a first-time mother. She said she still feels uncomfortable breastfeeding in public because it is frowned upon.
Kentucky is consistently in the bottom 10 ranking of states with the lowest percentage of breastfeeding moms.
SPORTS BAR DOUBLES AS SCHOOL TELEVISION STUDIO
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The newest sports bar on the edge of the North Dakota State campus has an added attraction beyond the obligatory TV sets and beverages served in a Bison horn. There are also lights, camera and action.
The Herd & Horns bar and restaurant comes with a portable TV studio that will serve as a real-world laboratory for the school’s broadcast journalism students to learn how to do live sports talk shows and conduct interviews with players and coaches.
The set is cleverly disguised as a long high-top table and chairs in the front corner of the bar. Slide some of the chairs aside in favor of a soundboard, TV monitor and mounted bright lights — and suddenly, it’s show time.
The first show is scheduled to air in two weeks.