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May 24, 2013
Here at Sip & Savor, we often write about the importance of calorie balance – that is, balancing the calories from all that we eat and drink with those we burn through physical activity – when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. Our critics will say that we shouldn’t be addressing the “calories out” part of that equation – but we think it is important to focus on both calories “in” and “out” if we really want to make strides in addressing obesity.
That’s why today we are sharing an article in the Washington Post which focuses on an Institute of Medicine report released yesterday recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students. The report also recommends that physical education become a core subject...
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District Of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray Works With America's Beverage Companies to Roll Out Calories Count™ Vending Program in the Nation's Capital
Today, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, along with America’s beverage companies, announced the rollout of the new Calories Count™ Vending Program in the city’s municipal buildings.more
“This study does not prove that regular soft drinks cause type 2 diabetes. Leading health organizations agree that the known risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese, race or ethnicity, increasing age, lack of physical activity and family history of diabetes.”more
The American Beverage Association (ABA) announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are: Zein Abdalla, president of PepsiCo, and Tim Brown, president and chief executive officer of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.more
On Earth Day, and every day, the American Beverage Association (ABA) and its member companies demonstrate their longstanding commitment to our environment through ongoing efforts to further reduce their environmental impact.
“The beverage industry’s leadership in environmental sustainability has never been stronger than it is today,” said Susan Neely, ABA president and CEO. “We are leading a race to the top in the consumer products industry through the design of lightweight, more environmentally-friendly packaging. Through our support, we are seeing comprehensive, efficient and effective community recycling programs get off the ground, including one launched this past year through a successful partnership with Florida’s Palm Beach County. Our work is helping in communities throughout America, and as an industry, we have only just begun.”more
Double Cola adds coconut water, RTD teasDouble Cola, founded 80 years ago, is introducing coconut water and vitamin-infused teas to meet growing consumer interest in healthful beverages. There is "a lot of room left" in the growing coconut water category, said Double Cola Vice President Gina McCommon. BevNet.com (5/23)
Mintel: Monk fruit use tripled in 5 yearsDespite issues of flavor and expense, the use of monk fruit as a zero-calorie natural sweetener has tripled in five years, said Mintel analyst Laura Jones. She also said growth is held back by regulations, since it is not yet approved in Europe. BeverageDaily.com (France) (5/23)
PureCircle sees beverage opportunityProduct launches with stevia "nearly doubled" in 2012, and beverage opportunities remain high, said Jason Hecker, vice president of global marketing and innovation for PureCircle. "There are two categories that are now taking advantage of stevia that have tremendous potential," he said, "carbonated soft drinks and flavored milks." BeverageDaily.com (France) (5/23)
Study compares nutrition of canned, fresh peachesCanned peaches are just as nutritious as fresh ones and sometimes more so, according to a study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Canning "opens the cell walls of the fruit's flesh, and it makes nutrients such as vitamin A more readily available to our body," says food scientist Christine Bruhn National Public Radio (5/23) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts
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