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Canned fruits, veggies tied to better nutrition for children

Canned fruits and vegetables have a role in improving the overall diet quality in children, according to new research by the Canned Food Alliance that was presented this week at the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.


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General Mills completes acquisition of Annie’s

A month after the initial announcement in September, General Mills has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, Inc. to expand its organic portfolio.


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USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US.


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Natural and organic acquisitions heighten profitability

Industry leaders are investing in natural and organic brands to diversify their portfolios

US retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages experienced a 53 percent sales growth over five years.


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Rising demand for natural sweeteners

Researchers at Canadean say obesity and health issues, in addition to taxes on sugary beverages, have caused countries to look toward natural sweeteners

Soft drink manufacturers are cashing in on the trend with approximately 20 percent of new non-caloric soft drinks using natural sweeteners in 2013.


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Fats for a healthy diet

The Institute of Food Technologists identify nine fats consumers can include as part of their diets

The fats include fish oil, flaxseed oil and Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as newcomers like hemp oil.


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Fats to include for a healthy diet

While often targeted as the enemy when it comes to nutrition and a smaller waistline, fats are a natural part of everyone’s diet that can promote several health benefits.


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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.


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Leading beverage companies pledge to reduce calories by 20 percent

The companies are using a two-pronged approach to reach their goal by 2025

The Clinton Foundation, along with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, works with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper to form a landmark agreement.


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Leading beverage companies set goal to reduce calories by 20 percent

Through the use of a two-pronged approach, America’s leading beverage companies have pledged to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20 by 2025.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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