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April 29, 2016
Sunday is May 1st and around the world, many people will be celebrating May Day. May Day is a national public holiday in many countries and serves as both a celebration of spring as well as a celebration of workers worldwide.
Traditionally, the day is also a marker of springtime with celebrations that include gathering flowers, dancing and singing. Many of the traditional celebrations are rooted in the ancient Roman Festival of Flowers. The celebrations are ways to celebrate the rebirth of nature in spring and fertility.
So say goodbye to April showers and join us in welcoming May this weekend!
News Releasesview all News Releases
Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Focused Efforts in Alabama and Mississippi to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed
American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Working Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed in the American diet.more
FREDERICKA MCGEE JOINS AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND OPERATIONS
Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), named today Fredericka McGee as vice president of California government affairs and operations for the association.more
Partnership Invests in Promising Programs to Encourage Kids’ Healthy Weight & Lifestylemore
In response to today’s release of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:more
Coca-Cola debuts new look for DasaniCoca-Cola North America has unveiled an updated product design for its Dasani brand of flavored sparkling water. The new packaging is touted in a "Break for Bubbles" campaign that urges consumers to unwind with the refreshing beverage. The Drum (Glasgow, Scotland) (4/28)
Bottled water distribution ramps up in AprilBottled water companies expanded distribution in April as Givn Water, AQUA Carpatica, Alkaline Water and JUST Water all signed additional distribution deals. Deals were also made in the coconut and cactus water, ready-to-drink tea, juice and carbonated soft drink categories. BevNet.com (4/28)
Brazilian juice maker acquired by AmBevBrazilian Juice maker Do Bem is being acquired by AmBev for an undisclosed sum, Reuters said. The company also makes products in the lemonade, tea and coconut water categories. Drinks Business Review (4/29)
Caffeine can provide health benefitsBesides its morning boost and intense flavor and aroma, coffee also provides little-known health benefits, including reducing the risk of skin and oral cancers and the recurrence of colon cancer, increasing exercise capacity and managing pain. Others are enhanced memory and, in moderation, improving cardiovascular health. The Huffington Post (4/28) 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.