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29 Sep 2011 / Reprinted from SupermarketGuru.com with permission

Consumers are split over supermarkets' involvement in easing the path to better nutritional choices for children. While nearly 4 out of 10 adults (39%) say, "I never notice my local supermarket getting involved in kids' nutrition," almost the same amount (38%) say they "occasionally notice the...

27 Sep 2011 / Reprinted from SupermarketGuru.com with permission

 

The majority of school foodservice directors say that implementing new nutrition standards and meal patterns is the most pressing issue facing cafeteria programs across the nation this fall, according to a recent report from the School Nutrition Association (SNA). The report, based...

27 Sep 2011 / Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com

Surprising numbers of Americans feel satisfied that they are already doing everything they can to eat a healthy diet, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, according to the results of two consumer surveys unveiled at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) conference today.

The...

23 Sep 2011 / Christian Gregory, Travis Smith, and Minh Wendt US Department of Agriculture Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-83) 24 pp

Over the last 20 years, awareness of diet-related health concerns has become widespread in the United States as obesity, along with its associated human and financial costs, has increased. To estimate how this awareness affects Americans’ perceptions of their own diet quality over this period...

08 Sep 2011 / Jane Byrne, Bakeryandsnacks.com

A new study has shown that rye or wheat bran fortified breads treated with a particular xylanase can yield good quality breads with a prebiotic effect.

There is an increasing demand for fibre enriched breads, driven by the rising awareness among consumers that dietary fibre has beneficial...

07 Sep 2011

Today, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack announced the first themed message, Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables, supporting the new MyPlate food icon and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative through a new national private-sector partnership program.

"We know that...

06 Sep 2011 / FoodProcessing.com, by Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor

Fiber, as a natural dietary component, continues to garner attention, and as a versatile food additive it can enhance the attraction of almost any product.

Most consumers recognize fiber is beneficial and protective of digestive health, that it could aid weight loss and lower cholesterol...

09 Aug 2011

Home baking businesses are on the rise in Raleigh, NC, as the slow economic recovery continues.  And the pastry of choice these days appears to be cupcakes. 

Home baking is particularly appealing because start-up costs are low which translates into lower risks for the...

15 Mar 2011

Cookies are the most popular item for home bakers, according to a 2011 online survey by cake decorating, bakeware and food crafting company Wilton Enterprises, Woodridge, IL.  While cookies are the most popular baked at-home treat (82% of respondents), items that have significantly grown in...