Sourcing locally has become one of the most important ingredients when creating bold and flavorful culinary dishes at some of the best restaurants in Monmouth County. Chef Brian of Piccola Italia feels the time and effort in connecting with local farmers and artisans is not simply a trend, but a key component of many restaurateurs who want to ensure fresh and tasty ingredients, support local businesses, and promote environmental sustainability.
As students deal with a multitude of changes within their school settings and personal lives, school systems now have the opportunity to help students build resilience and combat stress through mindfulness. Mindfulness tools such as meditation, breathwork, progressive relaxation, and yoga can help students develop techniques to learn how to self-regulate.