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November 13, 2012
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  • Weight Watchers president to lead Peet's Coffee
    David Burwick, most recently North America president for Weight Watchers International, has been tapped as chief executive and president of Peet's Coffee & Tea. Patrick O'Dea, who has served as president and CEO for more than 10 years, will remain a board member. The Wall Street Journal (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Enterade debuts hydration beverage
    Enterade USA has introduced Enterade-S, a hydration drink with amino acids said to speed recovery "when the body's normal hydrating mechanism driven by glucose gets compromised under stress," said co-founder and CEO Hari Thrivikramji. The 10-calorie drink is formulated without caffeine or carbohydrates. Drinks Business Review (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Chicago creates wellness program with Coca-Cola grant
    Chicago is using a $3 million grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to create the Park Families Wellness Initiative, which will provide exercise classes and nutrition education. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said fitness classes will employ about 60 military veterans and will instill personal responsibility about obesity. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Healthier consumers snack more often, study finds
    People who eat the healthiest diets snack twice as often as those who consume less-healthy diets and eat 36% more snack meals annually, according to NPD Group. "We are no longer as averse to snacking as we used to be -- instead, snacking may be viewed as one way to improve healthy eating habits," said analyst Darren Seifer. (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A path toward healthier doughnuts
    Doughnuts made with green-coffee or green-tea extract contain more antioxidants and less acrylamide, according to research published in Food Research International. The study indicates that a specific level of extract is needed to reduce the suspected carcinogen. (France) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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