[Originally reported at Red, Green, & Blue] The host committee for the Democratic National Convention has softened requirements for convention menus amid criticisms they were too stringent and downright peculiar. Officials are now calling the 12 stipulations laid out in a May request for proposals only “guidelines.”
The May request asked caterers to make “every effort” to accomplish healthy goals and called for:
- Three-colored meals selected from the following palette: red, green, yellow, purple and white.
- No fried foods. Half of the plate should belong to fruits and vegetables.
- The use of 70 percent organic or Colorado-grown ingredients.