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Passing On Proposed Salt Warning Labels

June 29, 2015

You might have heard recently that the New York City Health Department is proposing a mandated high-salt warning label on menu items at chain restaurants and concession stands.  If the measure passes, New York would become the first U.S. city to implement such a rule.

This new crusade on salt is surprising since the science on salt is still evolving. Too much, of course, is bad. But so is too little.  And how much, exactly, is too much? That is still being debated by the scientific community. In fact, new research is casting doubt on the U.S. government’s current salt recommendations, on which the New York City rule would be based.

“The uncertainty surrounding salt consumption is the same uncertainty that attends diet research as a whole,” says journalist Vicky Gan in her article exploring…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

May 27, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 18, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 15, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Los Angeles Area Neighborhoods As Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Los Angeles area communities as part of a highly focused initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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April 21, 2015

AMERICA’S BEVERAGE COMPANIES MARK EARTH DAY AND AIM TO BOOST FUEL ECONOMY FURTHER

America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry salutes Earth Day and the countless actions it has inspired among individuals and companies to protect our planet.

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Today's SmartBrief

Icelandic Glacial to add sparkling varieties, glass bottles

Icelandic Glacial debuted its new sparkling super-premium spring water at New York City's Summer Fancy Food Show on Monday. The new product is available in glass bottles and intended to expand the company's presence among consumers in high-end restaurants and hotels. The brand will also offer its still waters in glass bottles for the first time. BevNet.com (6/26)

Convenient fluid milk alternatives emerge in a to-go market

Single-serve drinkable yogurts and dairy-based smoothies have emerged as alternatives to fluid milk in the current market that caters to on-the-go lifestyles, according to Arla Foods Ingredients North America President Susie Hjorth. Other emerging dairy formats include cottage cheeses and dairy-based dips, Hjorth said. BeverageDaily.com (France) (6/24)

Temple Turmeric to expand distribution

As more retailers make room for functional beverages, Temple Turmeric plans to expand its line of turmeric beverages into the mainstream channel, CEO Daniel Sullivan said. A recent investment from Boulder Brands Investment Group will help widen distribution, and feedback from the brand's recent name change from TurmericALIVE has been positive, he said. "We doubled revenues last year and expect to do the same this year, so retailers are calling me now, whereas 4-5 years ago it was really hard to get a meeting." FoodNavigator (6/26)

Taste of Earth receives $500K investment from former Alibaba exec

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America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering

When America’s beverage companies work together, we make great things happen. As an industry, we are committed to helping consumers achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Through initiatives such as our School Beverage Guidelines, which drove a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories in schools, to our Balance Calories Initiative, we continue to do our part to help in our nation’s fight against obesity. 

Watch this video to learn more about our industry’s efforts to help support its customers, consumers and communities – and how we’re delivering. 

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