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October 24, 2012
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Healthy Start 
 
Nature Made® Packs Nutrients in New Forms.
One barrier we hear about from consumers is difficulty swallowing their supplements. That's why Nature Made created three new additions to the Nature Made product line-up — Nature Made VitaMelts™, Nature Made Adult Gummies and Nature Made Full Strength MINIs. Read more @ www.naturemade.com/health-care-professionals.
Dietary Health 
  • FDA is told of possible links between deaths and high-caffeine drink
    The FDA released incident reports regarding five people whose deaths in the past three years may have come after drinking Monster Energy, an energy drink with a high level of caffeine. The agency received reports of five deaths with potential links to Monster Energy and a report of a nonfatal heart attack, FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said. The reports, acquired under the Freedom of Information Act, don't prove a connection between the drink and the deaths or other health problems. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Science & Research 
  • Study links consumption of produce to cancer protection
    If half of Americans ate one more serving of fruit or vegetables daily, about 20,000 cancers could be prevented, according to a study in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. The study also looked at conventional and organic produce and concluded that the pesticide residue on conventional produce should not prompt concerns about cancer risk. Progressive Grocer (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Study: Foods with seared "crust" raise risk of diabetes-related CVD
    The risk of diabetes-related heart disease grew nearly fourfold for every unit increase in the intake of advanced glycation end products -- plaque-forming products seen in foods prepared at high temperatures -- according to a study in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. The findings underscore the importance of food preparation, particularly for people with diabetes who have an increased risk of heart disease. Yahoo/Indo-Asian News Service (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Fitness 
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Bon Appetit develops "well-being scores" for foods
    When clients asked Bon Appetit Management for nutrition labeling, the food-service vendor faced a challenge because its chefs do not follow corporate recipes and instead cook using fresh ingredients and foods that are in season. The company developed its own "well-being scores" that rate the healthfulness of foods using colored arrows and calorie counts. Duke and Case Western Reserve universities are testing the system this fall. The Washington Post (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Ore. district reverses ban on chocolate milk
    The school board in an Oregon district has decided to bring back chocolate milk after eliminating flavored milk from school cafeterias this year as part of its effort to comply with federal school-nutrition standards. Officials made the decision after hearing from parents about the nutritional value of chocolate milk and learning that students were throwing away 186 cartons of milk each day at lunch. Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.) (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Lightened-up fettuccine Alfredo
    Feel good about diving into this classic with a lightened-up version. Food Network LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
What we're trying to do is to begin to make how members vote on these issues more transparent to consumers who are already voting with their forks."
--Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, discussing its food-policy scorecard, as quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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