3 Forces Driving Sustainability in Hospital Food. The supply chain sometimes can feel like a maze, requiring strength in numbers and perseverance to wend our way through for healthier meat, local and organic foods and healthier beverages. Hospitals traditionally have not been known for tasty food, but in addition to enhanced patient experience, at least three key drivers are behind this national trend in health care. Read more at greenbiz.com.

 Breakfast Restaurant Visits Grow While Lunch and Dinner Visits Decline. U.S. consumers cut back on their restaurant visits at lunch and supper in 2013, but increased their visits at breakfast for the fourth consecutive year, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Over 12.5 billion breakfast visits were made to U.S. foodservice outlets last year, a 3 percent gain over year ago, according to NPD foodservice market research. Read more at restaurantnews.com.

Most Americans want solar, so why aren’t they going solar? A new nationwide survey from Clean Edge and SolarCity shows what many previous surveys have shown — Americans think we need renewable energy. (Of course, we definitely do need it!) People from all political stripes, from cities as well as suburbs, from red states as well as blue states, etc. realize that renewable energy is important to our future. Read more at treehugger.com.