June 13, 2013 U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz of Pennsylvania has introduced legislation that would support a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative, a market-based approach to bring jobs and investment to under served communities where healthy food options are scarce or unaffordable.
June 13, 2013 B&G Foods, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Robert’s American Gourmet Food, LLC dba Pirate Brands, a leader in the all-natural snack foods category, from VMG Partners, Driven Capital Management, founder Robert Ehrlich and certain other entities and individuals, for approximately $195 million in cash.
June 12, 2013 The most recent CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements reaffirms that when it comes to making lifestyle choices, those who take dietary supplements make healthier choices compared to those who don’t.
June 10, 2013 A new study found that no link exists between vegetable oil consumption and circulating indicators of inflammation that are often associated with diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma and arthritis.
June 3, 2013 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the appointment of 15 nationally recognized experts to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
May 31, 2013 Three years after a 2010 commitment by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and its 16 food and beverage corporate partners to the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America, leaders in the industry have reduced 1.5 trillion calories in the marketplace.