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Too much salt!

A new report from CDC reveals 90 percent of US children consume more than their recommended amounts of sodium every day
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Children ages six to 18 eat an average of 3,300mg of sodium a day, 1,000mg higher than the recommended daily allowance.


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Time to think digital

New report highlights benefits for early movers embracing the future as the consumer packaged goods industry approaches a “digital tipping point”
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By embracing a digital approach early, companies can establish leading positions that later will prove difficult for others to overtake.


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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

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Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.


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Snacks at meals drive market growth

A recent food and beverage market research study forecasts that snack foods eaten during main meal times will grow 5 percent over the next five years
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The strongest growth in snack foods during the next five years will be in the better-for-you categories such as yogurt or fresh fruit.


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America’s top tailgating trends

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With the start of football season, grills around the country heat up for weekends of tailgating. Despite their different team allegiances, when it comes to what’s on the grill, Americans are in agreement, reports the results of the 25th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey.


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Halloween candy sales on the rise in the US

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As seasonal themed products seem to creep their way into stores earlier each year, the reason is clear, candy is big business and sugary products of the Halloween variety are enjoying an increase in sales.


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Parents favor nutrition standards for school food

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A new poll of parents with school-aged children finds parents support national nutrition standards by a 3-1o-1 margin, according to the research conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA).


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Sodium consumption high among US children

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A new report from CDC confirms not only do 90 percent of US children eat more than their recommended amounts of sodium, but 40 percent of sodium comes from just 10 common foods.


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Report: Food packaging technology and equipment markets to rise

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The addition of new food safety regulations is driving growth in both the food packaging technology and food packaging equipment markets during the next five years, according to a new study from MarketsandMarkets.


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US becomes largest market for wine

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As Americans’ taste for wine continues to rise, so has the US market for the libation which soared ahead of France as the world’s largest wine market last year, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group.


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