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February 25, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Roberts Dairy expands Omaha, Neb., plant
    Roberts Dairy plans to finish by late spring an expansion of its facility in Omaha, Neb. The aim of the expansion is to help the company meet demand for smaller products, such as half-pints sold to schools in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Greek yogurt firms vie to become next Heinz
    It's possible that a Greek yogurt manufacturer will emerge as a "category-killer" and dominate the market the way Heinz dominates ketchup, Richard Satran writes. Chobani is closest to this plateau, but it could be overtaken by Danone or General Mills, which both have fast-growing Greek yogurt brands, he writes. U.S. News & World Report (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Nutrition 
  • "Mini" meals help participants lose weight in study
    Metabolic syndrome patients who followed a diet that requires several "mini" meals a day showed significant health improvements comparable with those who followed other diet plans, a study found. A diet with higher total antioxidant capacity was also associated with more weight loss than a lower TAC diet was, researchers wrote in Nutrition and Metabolism. (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some schools get a head start on revising snack policies
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a new proposal -- Smart Snacks In School -- that would provide guidelines about snack foods for secondary schools. Some say schools that had made some changes are now waiting for national standards before taking additional steps. However, two high schools in Clarke County, Ga., have eliminated vending machines and a la carte snacks in cafeterias. "It's important to teach school-age children to eat a well-balanced diet to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease," Nutrition Director Paula Farmer said. Athens Banner-Herald (Ga.) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retired NFL star Ward stars in chocolate milk campaign
    Hines Ward, the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, has teamed with REFUEL's got chocolate milk? campaign, promoting chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery drink. The campaign will follow Ward as he and fellow triathletes train for the Ironman in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October. Progressive Grocer (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Food Safety 
  IDFA News 
  • There's still time to submit speakers, topics for International Dairy Show
    IDFA invites dairy, food and beverage industry professionals and interested academics to submit recommendations for speakers and educational presentations at this year's International Dairy Show, Nov. 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is this Thursday, Feb. 28. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Ice Cream Tech to feature Chocolate Academy, Mystery Basket
    IDFA is adding new hands-on sessions – including the Chocolate Academy and a Mystery Basket Challenge – to the Ice Cream Technology Conference, March 12-13 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The academy’s featured speaker is Master Chef Laurent Besin. Challenge teams will use mystery basket contents and ingredients from an Inspiration Buffet to develop a prototype ice cream product. Have you registered yet? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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