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February 7, 2013
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  • Study links breakfast cereal to lower BMI
    Children who eat cereal for breakfast have a lower body mass index than children who skip breakfast or eat something else, according to research published in Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. "A serving of cereal and milk provides kids with protein and four important nutrients they often don't get enough of: fiber, calcium, vitamin D and potassium," said researcher Kevin Miller of the W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition. Drug Store News (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Sam's Club schedules free heart-health screening
    On Saturday, Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy will offer a free screening for heart health, including cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose. "In honor of February's Heart Health Awareness Month, free Sam's Club health screenings offer individuals the opportunity to manage their heart health by first learning where they stand with several cardiovascular disease risk factors," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of health and wellness. Progressive Grocer (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diabetes patients might benefit most from Mediterranean diet
    The Mediterranean diet was associated with a mean weight loss of 4 pounds at six months in adults with type 2 diabetes, while other diet plans studied did not yield similar results, according to an analysis of 20 studies comparing seven popular diets in diabetes patients. Researchers also noted a 4% to 10% increase in good cholesterol and a reduction of as much as 9% in triglycerides in patients who were on the Mediterranean, low-carb or low-glycemic diet. The results appear in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reuters (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Peanut Butter & Co spreads its message
    Peanut Butter & Co has begun its first national ad campaign, with 15-second television commercials that promote peanut butter with dark chocolate, with white chocolate and with cinnamon and raisins. "The 'Taste Amazing' campaign, like our brand, is all about flavor and fun and all of the delicious new ways you can enjoy peanut butter," founder and President Lee Zalben said. MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Solutions 
  • Paperless-coupon program begins at Winn-Dixie
    Winn-Dixie Stores shoppers can load digital coupons to their Reward Card and receive savings when they swipe the card at checkout. "We designed the Winn-Dixie e-coupons program to serve our customers' evolving needs by helping them earn great savings with a convenient, paperless and hassle-free experience," said Robert Onstead, senior manager of digital marketing. Progressive Grocer (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Technology is key, Brookshire CEO says
    Rick Rayford, president and CEO of Brookshire Grocery, says technology has improved the retailer's efficiency during the past five years by providing information about each product. "It gave us an enormous amount of data to make fact-based decisions better than we ever made in our company's history," he said. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  FMI Spotlight 
  • "Leadership in this business requires a certain kind of person"
    Watch FMI CEO Leslie G. Sarasin reflect on leadership in the industry with Supermarket News and an opportunity to foster growth and talent with new faces. To register and learn more about Future Connect, visit FMIFutureConnect.com. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Available on your smartphone: Future Connect event app!
    Prepare for Future Connect 2013 and download the event application to stay on top of program updates, news and education. Visit the Apple or Android app store on your smartphone to download. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Hungarian psychiatrist and academic


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