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IFT 2019 Food Expo Recap: Here's Everything You Might Have Missed

Published on Jun 27, 2019 By: Watson Team

IFT’s 2019 Food Expo made downtown New Orleans the place to be for food product developers and marketers across the country. From June 2nd to 5th, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hosted more than 17,000 attendees and over 1,200 exhibitors. Highlights included trends in flavors and global cuisines, themes such as plant-based and sugar reduction, and sessions on traceability and connecting with consumers across generations. Read on to catch up on everything you might have missed, including this year’s competition winners!

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Tags: on-trend


A Quick Guide to Men's Health and Nutrition for 2019

Published on Jun 27, 2019 By: Watson Team

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Across the country, health advocates are reminding men and boys to take care of their health—and good health starts with good nutrition. Healthy nutrition choices are especially important for men because good nutrition impacts heart health, mood, and energy levels, along with supporting wellness goals like increasing strength and maintaining a healthy weight. Learn about the latest nutrient and calorie recommendations for men and whether today’s diet trends are good or bad for men’s health.

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Tags: dietary supplement, nutrition


Sports Nutrition Trends 2019: What Consumers Want

Published on Jun 27, 2019 By: Watson Team

The mainstreaming of sports nutrition has pushed the category into new directions. As the consumer base evolves, manufacturers must be willing to change their approach to address the diverse needs of serious athletes, as well as the so-called “active lifestyle consumers.” Check out this year’s top sports nutrition trends and what today's consumer is looking for.

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Tags: nutrition


Top Trends in Children's Foods for 2019

Published on Jun 25, 2019 By: Watson Team

Healthy nutrition is the top consideration for nearly half (46%) of parents when deciding which foods to buy for their kids, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.1 But what does a healthy nutrition label mean to today’s parents? Learn how the demands of Millennial parents are creating a new wave of better-for-you children’s foods, complete with taste adventure and on-the-go packaging.

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Growth and Opportunity Abound in the RTD Beverage Market

Published on May 21, 2019 By: Watson Team

The U.S. ready-to-drink (RTD) sports drink market has grown to $6.5 billion annually thanks to new categories of consumers.1 Learn how the broad appeal of convenient, healthy refreshment is winning fans beyond the sports crowd and which innovations can help RTD beverage manufacturers capitalize on this growing opportunity.

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Tags: beverage


Calcium: A Quick Guide to this Nutrient of Concern

Published on Apr 23, 2019 By: Watson Team

If there’s one mineral Americans know a lot about, it’s calcium. Thanks to the long-running “Got Milk?” campaign, we know calcium is important for strong bones and that milk contains plenty of it. So why are Americans falling short on this important nutrient? Learn everything you need to know about calcium and the new FDA regulations that affect calcium labeling.

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


Identifying and Addressing Nutrient Gaps in Popular Diets

Published on Apr 18, 2019 By: Watson Team

You might have guessed that popular diets like keto, low FODMAP, and gluten-free can have nutrient gaps. But did you know that even the healthiest of diets—those recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—can also fall short in nutrients? Here we examine how healthy diets can still have nutrient gaps and which fortifications can make up the difference.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


RDA vs. RDI vs. DV: How Are They Different?

Published on Apr 4, 2019 By: Watson Team

There’s RDA, RDI, DV, and more—when it comes to understanding nutrition, it can seem like they’re feeding you alphabet soup! Here we break down the differences among these important nutrient guidelines and see how they impact the nutrition label.

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


The Nutrition Facts Label: What's New for 2019?

Published on Mar 19, 2019 By: Watson Team

Since the FDA unveiled the new nutrition facts label in 2016, there have been a lot of twists and turns for food and beverage manufacturers to follow—ranging from what’s considered an added sugar to when the new labels actually go into effect. Learn about the latest nutrition label news and how to make sure your company is ready for the change.

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Tags: nutrition


Botanicals Are Taking the Beverage Industry by Storm

Published on Mar 14, 2019 By: Watson Team

Adding botanicals to beverages is becoming big business! Consumers’ rising interest in natural, healthy beverages with exciting flavors has created an environment perfect for botanical beverages. From lavender coffee to turmeric lemonade to elderflower kombucha, see how manufacturers can use botanicals to give their beverages the “it” factor.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix