“It’s not so important as to what type of sugar. What’s way more important is how much sugar is in a product.”
Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D.
May 15, 2012 - Nutrition expert and best selling author Joy Bauer speaks about sugar on the “Today Show.”
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Food Industry Alliance Releases Toolkit to Reduce Food Waste
Apr 16, 2014 Today an alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
The Real Story On Sugar In Sports Drinks
Apr 10, 2014 Sugars such as sucrose and fructose are the main ingredients in most sports drinks. Despite the commonness of the use of sugar in sports drinks, there is a great deal of confusion among athletes regarding the effects of these ingredients, the optimal types and sugars in sports drinks, and so forth. Here’s the straight dope on sugar in sports drinks.
The Snack Opportunity for Restaurants
Apr 8, 2014 In the past 24 hours, 92 percent of the U.S. adult population had a snack. These formerly minor events now represent half of all eating occasions, and although food is available on almost every corner, from food trucks to clothing stores, 80 percent of snacks are eaten at home, according to The Hartman Group’s new report, “Modern Eating: Cultural Roots, Daily Behaviors.”
Big Data and Big Food: Where to draw the line?
Apr 4, 2014 The exponential growth and availability of “Big Data” offers food and beverage marketers unprecedented access to consumer information, but it also raises some ethical questions when it comes to how companies use it—particularly when it comes to children. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with the Center for Digital Democracy on the risk of “cavalier” data collection and marketing to vulnerable consumer groups in the era of Big Data.
Infographic: Calling all millennials
Apr 1, 2014 Food manufacturers and marketers better befriend the oversharing, overstimulated, smartphone-obsessed generation that is millennials. According to Nielsen, this 77 million-strong consumer group represents a $200 billion opportunity, and they will hold even more spending power in the coming years.