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May 22, 2013
Amid the many confusing messages and myths about obesity and how to reverse the trend in America, the real obesity experts are starting to speak out.
Jeffrey Friedman, a Rockefeller University obesity researcher, said, “In my view, there is more misinformation pretending to be fact in this field [obesity] than in any other I can think of.”
Madelyn Fernstrom, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Weight Management Center, says when it comes to public misperception on obesity, “We are spinning out of control.”
In April 2012, a symposium organized by the American Society for Nutrition held a debate that some describe as the “Sugar Showdown.” According to science and health writer David Despain:
“The scientific community lashed out against ‘sugar is toxic’ sensationalism…identifying...
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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
Hiball debuts energy-infused coconut waterHiball is introducing an energy-infused organic coconut water and said it is planning an Aug. 1 launch for a chocolate version. Hiball Coconut Water, which is non-carbonated, contains organic caffeine, ginseng and guarana, and will debut June 1 at Whole Foods stores. BevNet.com (5/17)
Beverage sales up 1% in 2012According to Beverage Marketing Corp., U.S. beverage sales grew 1% in 2012, marking a third year of growth, with volume approaching 29.8 billion gallons. Energy drinks grew fastest, with a 14.3% increase, followed by ready-to-drink coffee at 9.5%. The Shelby Report online (5/21)
2013 NRA Show shows off the hottest trendsThe National Restaurant Association dedicated an entire pavilion on its trade show floor this year to the growing number of companies selling products aimed at people with special dietary needs and food allergies. Among the other hot trends at the 2013 NRA Show in Chicago -- healthy foods aimed at kids and gourmet carbonated beverages. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (5/22)
Boreal to supply private-label Dean & DeLuca waterDean & DeLuca has chosen Boreal Water Collection to produce its private-label bottled water. "We are committed to focus on growing our list of valued clients, by providing them with a made to measure solution backed with our commitment of excellent service," said Boreal CEO Francine Lavoie. Drinks Business Review (5/22) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts
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