Entries tagged "Health"
06 Jun 2013
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) has announced that America’s top food and beverage companies have exceeded their goal of reducing 1.5 trillion calories in the marketplace in the United States. This announcement comes three years after a 2010 commitment by the HWCF, and its 16 food and beverage corporate partners, to the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to reduce calories by 1.5 trillion by 2015.
21 Apr 2013
Nestle USA have unveiled its new "Balance Your Plate with Nestle" education campaign to help consumers build nutritious, convenient meals. The announcement was made during a luncheon presentation at the Consumer Federation of America's 36th Annual National Food Policy Conference.
The goal of "Balance Your Plate" is to help consumers enjoy the foods they love, while encouraging the consumption of more fruits and vegetables. By providing tips and tools, the campaign shows how individuals and families can quickly assemble high-quality balanced meals using frozen prepared entrees as the "center of the plate."
16 Jan 2013
Lidl has launched a trial 'Healthy Till' in each of its 600 stores this week by replacing 'treat' items such as chocolate with products of a higher nutritional value like multivitamin juice and fresh fruit. The initiative is being trialed for an initial 10-week period in order to assist parents in making a considered choice when purchasing their goods. Should the customer response prove positive, it will be rolled out as a permanent fixture.
17 Oct 2012
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) took place last week, new research from ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of North America's leading food makers, shows that what you add to your diet can be just as important as what you remove.
"Americans are tired of hearing about diet recommendations that focus on foods to avoid," says Kristin Reimers, PhD, RD, Nutrition Manager, ConAgra Foods. "Eating should be an enjoyable experience, which is why we are excited to present these research findings that encourage people to stop thinking about foods they shouldn't be eating and, instead, focus on foods that help to enhance a healthful lifestyle."
14 Aug 2012
It may not make chocolate one of your five a day - but scientists have found a way to replace up to 50 per cent of its fat content with fruit juice.
University of Warwick chemists have taken out much of the cocoa butter and milk fats that go into chocolate bars, substituting them with tiny droplets of juice measuring under 30 microns in diameter.
04 Aug 2012
OK, you could argue that smoothies are healthy aren’t they? Yes, but whilst they have a lot of fruit in them, they also contain quite a bit of sugar. That’s why Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to provide refreshing and great-tasting, better-for-you solutions with an all-new Make It Light™ option for its line of "Classic" smoothies in all of its stores. The Make It Light™ smoothies taste just as delicious as the original recipes but contain one-third fewer calories, sugar and carbohydrates.
30 Jul 2012
Red Mango, America's 2011 #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain, is making "some little coffee bean's dream come true." That's the message adorning Red Mango store windows across the country in what the company considers one of its biggest product introductions: the debut of its first coffee-based beverage – the signature all-natural and nonfat Frozen Coffee Chillers – now available nationwide at participating locations.
27 Jul 2012
McDonald's USA is introducing "Favorites Under 400 Calories" – a new menu platform featuring existing popular food and beverage choices at counters and drive-thrus nationwide. Select items from the new menu are also spotlighted in McDonald's "Win When USA Wins Gold" promotion which brings customers the fun of the London 2012 Olympic Games through a unique online experience.
17 Jul 2012
Flax is a great source of Omega-3 which is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Still largely one of those seeds that’s relegated out of line-of-sight in stores, or destined for health food shops only, these new products might get you thinking (and eating) differently.
05 Jul 2012
When it comes to breakfasts that give people a strong start to the day, cereal is near the top of the list – and Kellogg Company wants to give people the facts on this nutritious breakfast food.
Demonstrating its commitment to further growing – and sharing – the company's knowledge base around ready-to-eat cereal, Kellogg announced the launch of the 2012 edition of Cereal: The Complete Story. The updated research compendium includes a variety of data that illustrate the many health benefits of breakfast cereal.
30 Apr 2012
Guiding Stars Expert Chef Erin Dow has announced her involvement in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day, a first-ever nationwide day of actions focused on highlighting locally sourced, fresh food and the need for better food education. Alongside schools, business, restaurants and food experts, Guiding Stars Chef Erin Dow will connect with her community to ensure change in people's food habits and promote the mission for better food and education about food choices.