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September 19, 2014
It’s unfortunately all too common of an occurrence these days to hear exaggerated reports about sugar-sweetened beverages being a unique contributor to obesity. But it’s important to keep things in perspective. Did you know that all sugar-sweetened beverages make up just 6 percent of the calories in the average American’s diet? That means that 94 percent of the calories we consume come from other foods and beverages.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today was named Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Nashville. Neely will begin her one-year term on September 1.more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named William M. Dermody Jr. vice president of policy for the association.more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the promotion of Genevieve K. "Genna" Gent to senior vice president of government affairs for the association.more
WhiteWave buys So Delicious brand for $195MWhiteWave Foods has acquired the So Delicious Dairy Free brand from Wasserstein & Co., in a deal worth about $195 million. The move boosts WhiteWave's existing plant-based foods portfolio, which includes the Silk and Alpro brands, by adding the So Delicious line of non-GMO verified beverages, creamers, cultured products and frozen desserts. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (9/18)
FreshBev taps Ocean Spray as fruit source for cold-pressed juice lineFreshBev is partnering with Ocean Spray to produce a line of cold-pressed, high pressure processed juices. Ocean Spray will provide cranberries and grapefruits from its farmers, and the company's wave logo will appear on packaging for the RIPE Craft Juice line. BevNet.com (9/19)
General Mills looks to innovation, new products to continue growthGeneral Mills has seen growth in its Yoplait Greek, Greek 100 and Cinnamon Toast Crunch products, and the company is looking to continued innovation and new products to keep the momentum going, General Mills CEO Ken Powell said. "I think ultimately innovation and capitalizing on consumer trends is what gets us to higher levels of growth. And the reason we're so certain of that is because we see that when we get that formula right, we get a very marked response from consumers," he said. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (9/18)
Tetra Pak: School milk programs help grow dairy market in developing nationsDairyReporter.com (France) (9/18) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts
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Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Wins 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award!
ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards announced on January 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.
In the medium city category, Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O'Leary took home first place for his "Kids Marathon Program," which keeps kids active by introducing them to the sport of running. The initiative is operated through a collaboration of the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activity League.