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September 6, 2013

Focus Boost on Friday announced the launch of its signature brand into the U.S. market. A national advertising campaign in support of the launch will kick off in the pages of Psychology Today, the company added.

NEW YORK — Focus Boost on Friday announced the launch of its signature brand into the U.S. market. A national advertising campaign in support of the launch will kick off in the pages of Psychology Today, the company added. 

August 21, 2013

Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products are promoting healthy eating for young athletes in a new campaign.

COLUMBIA, Md. — Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products are promoting healthy eating for young athletes in a new campaign, the two said Wednesday.

August 21, 2013

Nine top legal minds in the dietary supplement/functional food industry will participate in an innovative, cut-to-the-chase, panel-style presentation addressing nine topics to help companies protect themselves against the rising tide of class-action lawsuits during The Conference, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.

WASHINGTON — Nine top legal minds in the dietary supplement/functional food industry will participate in an innovative, cut-to-the-chase, panel-style presentation addressing nine topics to help companies protect themselves against the rising tide of class-action lawsuits during The Conference, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced Tuesday.  

August 12, 2013

Not all food is bad food. And no food is bad food if taken in moderation. According to panelists participating in the “Helping Your Shoppers Achieve Energy Balance to Support Active Healthy Living” panel sponsored by Coca-Cola, there are many misnomers in the marketplace regarding nutrition.

Not all food is bad food. And no food is bad food if taken in moderation. According to panelists participating in the “Helping Your Shoppers Achieve Energy Balance to Support Active Healthy Living” panel sponsored by Coca-Cola, there are many misnomers in the marketplace regarding nutrition.

“We believe that consumers, in order to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle need to be educated about choices,” noted John Carroll, VP drug/dollar channel for Coca-Cola.

August 7, 2013

Special K is expanding its portfolio with the new Special K Nourish, which is made with a multi-grain blend of superfoods, including quinoa, oats and barley.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Special K is expanding its portfolio with the new Special K Nourish, which is made with a multi-grain blend of superfoods, including quinoa, oats and barley.

Special K Nourish, which comes in hot cereal and nutrition bars, boasts 7g to 8g of protein and 5g of fiber with less than 200 calories.

To help weight-managers focus on — and maintain — positive nutrition, the brand has partnered with Food Network star and registered dietitian nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

August 2, 2013

Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand.

ST. LOUIS — Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand. The company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premier Nutrition on Friday.

July 18, 2013

A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

CARLISLE, Pa. — A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

July 16, 2013

The sports nutritional products market in the United States is returning to form, according to "The Sports Nutritionals Market in the U.S.: Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars," a report published Monday by market research firm Packaged Facts.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The sports nutritional products market in the United States is returning to form, according to "The Sports Nutritionals Market in the U.S.: Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars," a report published Monday by market research firm Packaged Facts. 

July 16, 2013

Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

The chain announced that it would update and expand the Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, such as schools, summer camps and scouting groups. The announcement follows a similar announcement last week by Landover, Md.-based sister chain Giant Food.

July 12, 2013

A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

SEATTLE — A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released on Wednesday that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

July 12, 2013

Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

The Ahold USA-owned chain, also known as Giant-Landover to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., said it would introduce a newly updated and expanded Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, including schools, summer camps and scouting groups.

July 11, 2013

The National Advertising Division recommended that German-American Technologies modify or discontinue certain advertising claims made for the company’s Nitraflex Hyperemia & Testosterone Enhancing dietary supplement.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division on Tuesday recommended that GAT (German-American Technologies) modify or discontinue certain advertising claims made for the company’s Nitraflex Hyperemia & Testosterone Enhancing dietary supplement.

July 10, 2013

H-E-B recently started recruiting its 2014 class of 15 shoppers who will get their "healthy on" toward a grand prize of $10,000 in the Texas chain's Slim Down Showdown.

 SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B recently started recruiting its 2014 class of 15 shoppers who will get their "healthy on" toward a grand prize of $10,000 in the Texas chain's Slim Down Showdown.

The challenge will begin in January, H-E-B noted, and will be accepting online applications through Nov. 1. H-E-B determines the grand prize winner using three metrics — overall health improvement, participation and fan engagement. 

June 25, 2013

Erin Palinski-Wade will work with the brands on conveying the importance of getting and maintaining proper nutrition.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Meda Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday partnered with dietician and nutrition expert Erin Palinski-Wade, author of the newly released "Belly Fat Diet for Dummies."

Palinski-Wade will work with the brands on conveying the importance of getting and maintaining proper nutrition and how to recognize the signs and symptoms that could indicate a need for supplementation.

May 28, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plum Organics, a provider of premium organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Company today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plum Organics, a provider of premium organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

The company, based in Emeryville, Calif., is the No. 2 brand of organic baby food in the U.S. and the No. 4 baby food brand overall.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

CINCINNATI — Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

April 23, 2013

Luna, maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, today introduced Luna Carrot Cake, the newest offering in the line of snacks with select essential nutrients for women.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Luna, maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, today introduced Luna Carrot Cake, the newest offering in the line of snacks with select essential nutrients for women. Luna Carrot Cake is a cinnamon-spiced bar with carrots, walnuts, white soy chips and sweet raisins drizzled with vanilla icing.

April 19, 2013

One-third of supermarkets have a dietitian walking their aisles, according to a recent report published by Advertising Age. And almost 9-in-10 grocers have a dietitian housed in their corporate suites.

Is it any wonder? There's a natural synergy between pharmacy and food stores that grocers have been looking to tap in one form or another over the past decade. But now, especially as health systems and large employers become more savvy around the benefits a healthier workforce will have to their bottom lines, this is likely to transform from a supermarket patient's best-kept-secret into a must-have service.

One-third of supermarkets have a dietitian walking their aisles, according to a recent report published by Advertising Age. And almost 9-in-10 grocers have a dietitian housed in their corporate suites. 

April 15, 2013

Nestlé USA unveiled its new "Balance Your Plate with Nestlé" education campaign to help consumers build nutritious, convenient meals and offer a toolkit to healthcare professionals in guiding their customers to make healthier meals.

WASHINGTON — Nestlé USA today unveiled its new "Balance Your Plate with Nestlé" education campaign to help consumers build nutritious, convenient meals and offer a toolkit to healthcare professionals in guiding their customers to make healthier meals. The announcement was made during a luncheon presentation at the Consumer Federation of America's 36th Annual National Food Policy Conference.

April 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition issued recommended guidelines for caffeine-containing dietary supplement products, expanding its self-regulatory initiatives that encourage best practices within the supplement industry.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week issued recommended guidelines for caffeine-containing dietary supplement products, expanding its self-regulatory initiatives that encourage best practices within the supplement industry. 

April 5, 2013

Digital coupon service SavingStar and employee benefits provider Edenred have started a joint venture to promote healthy eating among corporate employees, the companies said Friday.

BOSTON — Digital coupon service SavingStar and employee benefits provider Edenred have started a joint venture to promote healthy eating among corporate employees, the companies said Friday.

March 26, 2013

GNC extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Tuesday extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.  

March 15, 2013

Publix is piloting a paid consultation with a registered dietitian here, according to a Herald Tribune report published Friday.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is piloting a paid consultation with a registered dietitian here, according to a Herald Tribune report published Friday. 

The program will include interactive tours, one-on-one shopping assistance and nutrition counseling, among other features, according to the report. Service fees will range from $15 to $150. 

March 4, 2013

Sixty-two percent of teenagers say they don't eat breakfast every day of the week, according to a new report released Monday that investigates the link between nutrition, physical activity and academic performance.

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sixty-two percent of teenagers say they don't eat breakfast every day of the week, according to a new report released Monday that investigates the link between nutrition, physical activity and academic performance.

The report, "The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments", was the work of the GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American School Health Association.

February 4, 2013

A brand of pistachios will carry the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark, the company that markets it said.

LOS ANGELES — A brand of pistachios will carry the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark, the company that markets it said.

Paramount Farms said Monday that its Wonderful Pistachios Lightly Salted and No Salt packages would carry the AHA's mark, indicating that it's a heart-healthy product. The AHA created the mark in 1995.