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Calcium: A Quick Guide to this Nutrient of Concern

Published on Apr 23, 2019 By: George Glass

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


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

Published on Apr 4, 2019 By: George Glass

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: George Glass

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


Top 8 Breakfast Table Trends for 2019

Published on Mar 7, 2019 By: George Glass

Although anything can be eaten at breakfast, traditional foods like cereal, toast, yogurt, eggs, and bacon hold a special place in people's hearts when morning comes. Comfort and familiarity are highly valued at this eating occasion, but consumers’ growing demand for healthy nutrition and convenience means manufacturers have to get creative. Check out this year’s breakfast table trends, which include a fresh focus on plant proteins and whole grains, keto and paleo breakfasts, and flax and chia seeds everywhere!

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


Polyphenols: What Are They and Why Are They Beneficial?

Published on Feb 18, 2019 By: George Glass

What do red wine, green tea, turmeric, and cranberries have in common? They’re all packed full of polyphenols—antioxidant phytochemicals with enormous potential health benefits. More than 8,000 polyphenolic compounds have been identified, including the trending ingredients curcumin, resveratrol, and quercetin.1 Learn what’s driving the growth of polyphenols in foods, beverages, and nutrition supplements and how to tap into this expanding market.

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Tags: nutrition


8 Key Takeaways from the CRN's Recent Report on Nutritional Supplements

Published on Feb 8, 2019 By: George Glass

The results are in from the latest Center for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.1 The CRN’s national survey tracks consumer use of nutritional supplements, as well as consumer confidence in the supplement industry. Highlights include growing supplement use, the rise of turmeric, and leading consumer motivations for supplement use, including improved energy and bone health. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tags: nutrition


Exploring Cereal's Transition From Breakfast Table to Snacking Staple

Published on Dec 17, 2018 By: George Glass

With the rise of snackification, ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal has expanded beyond the breakfast bowl to an anytime, anywhere treat. Designing RTE cereals to be more snackable may be the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate cereal sales amidst breakfast time competition like yogurt, bars, and on-the-go breakfast sandwiches.

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Tags: nutrition


The Rise of "Snackable" Fruits and Veggies

Published on Oct 31, 2018 By: George Glass

With more than 90% of Americans snacking several times a day1 and grocery store perimeter sales outpacing the rest of the store,2 the time has arrived for snackable fruits and veggies. From bite-sized cucumbers and baby carrots to single-pack apple slices (with or without nuts, cheese, or dip), fresh snacking is expanding the definition of snack foods and offering a way for brick-and-mortar retailers to outshine e-commerce grocers.

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Tags: nutrition


The FDA's New Fiber Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Published on Jul 2, 2018 By: George Glass

For food and ingredient manufacturers keeping close track of the FDA’s list of approved fibers, this month brings more big changes. Eight additional fibers have passed the FDA’s scientific review—more than doubling the number of approved fibers—and greatly expanding manufacturers' ingredient options.

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Tags: nutrition


A Guide to Healthy Eating Patterns

Published on Feb 12, 2018 By: George Glass

The start of a new year is a blissful period of hope filled with the best of intentions. Top on many people's lists of New Years’ resolutions is eating better. But without a clear idea of what “healthy eating” means, it’s at best an elusive goal and at worst a setup for failure. The thing is, there isn’t just one way to “eat healthy,” but there is a way to overhaul your diet to make it healthy, while still providing you with plenty of delicious foods to eat.

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Tags: nutrition