The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) are updated every five years to provide Americans with a roadmap for healthy eating. They also are the cornerstone recommendations used to develop federal food and nutrition programs.
Consumers are searching supermarket shelves for tasty foods that contain fiber, according to new U.S. consumer research independently garnered for Tate & Lyle, a global food and beverage ingredient supplier.
Consumers recognize that cultured dairy products (including yogurt, cottage cheese and fermented milk beverages) are healthy and good-for-you choices. Health professionals consider cultured dairy foods to be nutrient-dense foods, meaning they have a high nutrient-to-energy ratio.
Poor households spend most of their food stamp money (nearly 75%) on vegetables, fruits, grain products, meat, and meat alternatives, according to a study released in April. Lower-cost red meats (7.8%) and milk and yogurt (7.6%) account for the largest shares of food consumed at home. That’s the finding of a report titled “Building a Healthy America: A Profile of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” and published by the Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis, in the United States Department of Agriculture.
Milk production has increased 15% in the 10 years from 2002 to 2011. And 2012 is off to a good start, with production in the first quarter up 5.2% compared to the same period a year ago. Total cheese production (excluding cottage cheeses) rose 3.6% in 2010 to 10.4 billion pounds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Italian varieties (at 4.42 billion pounds) rose 5.8%, and American-type cheese increased 1.7%, accounting for 41% of total cheese production. Clearly, America’s dairy processors are productive.
High levels of dietary sodium can increase blood pressure. But the health consequences of population-wide sodium reduction are still the subject of some debate. Americans consume on average 3,400 milligrams of sodium daily.
The group behind the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign unveiled an all-new, fully-integrated program highlighting that what athletes do after strenuous exercise can make a dramatic difference in how they feel and perform during the next workout. The new REFUEL | "got chocolate milk?™" campaign, backed by a podium-topping team of athletes – including USA Basketball Men's National Team member Carmelo Anthony, twelve-time swimming medalist Dara Torres, five other 2012 USA Swimming Team medal hopefuls, plus 2010 Ironman® World Champion Mirinda Carfrae – shows how refueling with chocolate milk can play an important role during an athlete's after-workout ritual.
DuPont Nutrition & Health's Guardian Chelox L gives the makers of mayonnaise, dressings, margarine and spreads a flavor-based, value-adding, natural alternative to EDTA, which has long been the industry’s traditional, synthetic chelator.