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In Baltimore, “Learning Journeys” Help Combat Childhood Obesity

February 11, 2016

Last month, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America awarded over $400,000 to mayors of six cities who have developed innovative programs to fight childhood obesity.

Second place winner for a large city was awarded to Baltimore, Md., Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her “Learning Journeys: Enhanced Farm and Nutrition Education” Initiative.

The initiative focuses on further integrating the city’s Great Kids Farm program that teaches kids about cooking and farming to boost vegetable consumption. With the grant, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will work to increase students’ “Learning Journeys,” or visits to local farms, and also expand the program to high school students.

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News Releasesview all News Releases

January 21, 2016

SIX CITIES SHARE $445,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Partnership Invests in Promising Programs to Encourage Kids’ Healthy Weight & Lifestyle

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January 7, 2016

BEVERAGE INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO 2015 U.S. DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

In response to today’s release of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

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November 13, 2015

AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies are marking America Recycles Day by announcing the results of an industry-wide survey that shows they are now recycling or reusing 94 percent of the waste produced by their 160 company-owned production facilities in the United States. 

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October 27, 2015

AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF OFFICERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the re-election of Rodger L. Collins, president of packaged beverages for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as Chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers to the Board. 

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Today's SmartBrief

Private equity firm buys juice-maker Zola

Zola, which makes acai juices and coconut water, has been acquired by Connecticut-based private equity firm KarpReilly. "Our expanding distribution and soon-to-be-announced new products, coupled with this new partnership, will give us the opportunity to reach more consumers," Zola founder and CEO Chris Cuvelier said. BevNet.com (2/10)

Report: Drinkable yogurt market to reach $13B by 2020

The global drinkable yogurt market will grow by up to 8% for the next four years, reaching about $13 billion by 2020, according to a report from Technavio. The Asia-Pacific market will drive the growth, the report found. "Consumers in APAC consider drinking yogurts to be more healthy and indulgent than other sugary drinks," Technavio analyst Vijay Sirathi said. DairyReporter.com (France) (2/8)

Experts: Dairy poised to take advantage of demand for protein

Nearly two-thirds of US consumers were looking to maintain or increase how much protein they ate and drank in 2014, according to United States Dairy Export Council, and the dairy industry is well-positioned to take advantage of this and other health trends, experts said. "A growing shift in consumer preference for whole foods as a way to eat more naturally with fewer processed foods means a growing acceptance of dairy proteins and whole-fat products," said Jessica Henry, marketing manager at Idaho Milk Products. DairyFoods.com (2/9)

Tetra Pak tailors bio-based gable top carton for US market

Tetra Pak is introducing its gable top carton made from renewable materials in the US after adjusting the design to fit US market standards. The carton, which was first introduced in Europe, is made from a combination of paper and sugar cane-based plastics. BeverageDaily.com (France) (2/10) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

Worth a Watch...

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards – a program in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – supports mayors’ ongoing childhood obesity prevention programs in their cities. The 2016 winners were just announced and Fontana, Calif., Mayor Acquanetta Warren received first place for a medium size city for her “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” program. The program encourages elementary and middle school children enrolled in the city’s after-school programs to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and provides them with additional opportunities for physical activity. Watch this video to learn more about how this program is helping students learn good lifelong habits on balance.

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