Supermarket and Retail

Research Points To Increased Folate Levels In Women

Author: 
New Zealand Food Safety Authority
12/22/2011

New research on the impact of folic acid in bread shows increased levels of folate in women of childbearing age and that fortification of bread is contributing to this, says Julie Collins, MAF Biosecurity, Food and Animal Welfare Policy Director.

MAF has released research that looked at whether the desired folic acid content in breads was being achieved and the impact it has on the blood folate status of women of childbearing age. The research found an increased level of folate in women of childbearing age.Read more

Trend Forecasters Cite Barramundi, Turmeric And Popcorn To Be Key Food Trends In 2012

Author: 
FoodProcessing.com
12/16/2011

Food and nutrition forecasters at Publicis Consultants USA, a food PR and marketing agency, are revealing what they believe to be the top food trends for 2012.

"Taste will forever remain the key driver of food consumption, even in price-conscious times," says Registered Dietitian Joy Blakeslee, director of the firm's Publicis Culinary & Nutrition Center. "Consumers are going beyond comfort foods, discovering in food and drink some of the adventure they might have afforded in travel or other purchases."Read more

Most Americans eat like MyPlate for just a week a year

Author: 
Caroline Scott-Thomas
12/14/2011

The average American diet comes close to matching up with the USDA’s MyPlate icon just 2% of the time, according to a new report from the NPD Group.  To access the full story, click here.

Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan

Author: 
Diana Kohnle
12/08/2011

(HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for a selecting a healthy eating plan. 

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Supermarket Guru® Predicts Rising Prices, Group Shopping Will Top Food Trends in the New Year

Author: 
ConAgra Foods
12/07/2011

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A continued desire to save money will lead more Americans to eat at home in the coming year, and consumers will rely even more on technology to shop for bargains and make community connections, predicts Supermarket Guru® Phil Lempert. And that's just the beginning. Lempert, who works closely with ConAgra Foods and its retailers, has analyzed the food industry landscape and sees an interesting year ahead for food trends.Read more

Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Unveil MyPlate for Older Adults

Author: 
Tufts University
11/01/2011

IOM Releases Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices”

10/20/2011

On October 20, 2011 the Institute of Medicine released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.  The Phase I report focused on evaluating current systems and nutritional criteria and resulted in a report in Fall 2010.Read more

IOM Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols"

10/20/2011

On October 20, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.  The Phase I report focused on evaluating current systems and nutritional criteria and resulted in a report in Fall 2010. Read more

Are we eating too much sodium? Who cares, say 59% of Americans

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
09/27/2011

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.
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