Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant”...

General Mills seeks to patent low-cal pasta dough

General Mills seeks to patent low-cal pasta dough

By Maggie Hennessy

Flour is typically one of the main ingredients in dough- or batter-based foods and often a major contributor to overall calorie content. In a patent application published Dec. 5, 2013, General Mills outlines the composition of a dough-based food product...

The 2015 dietary guidelines: the RD's wish list

The 2015 dietary guidelines: the RD's wish list

By Maggie Hennessy

This week, a panel of 15 experts convened in Washington, DC to discuss the next round of federal dietary guidelines for Americans. FoodNavigator-USA asked representatives of the nutrition community to weigh in on what they’d like to see addressed in the...

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

Interview with Hunniwater founder Karin Butler

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

By Maggie Hennessy

In a market with a long professed love of natural, sustainable and healthful food and beverage and an equally strong penchant for small business, a manufacturer of raw honey-infused waters found an incubator for the brand it hopes to take nationwide. 

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Small group of health category ‘superusers’ spend $161bn per year

AlixPartners survey highlights the potential of health category 'super' consumers

Small group of health category ‘superusers’ spend $161bn per year

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite that they comprise just 26% of the population, Americans who spend more than 40% of their food and beverage budgets on health and wellness-related products account for 61% of total spending for the sector, or more than $161 billion annually, according...

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes...

Study weighs value vs. health goals in consumer mindset

Study weighs value vs. health goals in consumer mindset

By Maggie Hennessy

It’s been 10 years since McDonald’s scrapped the ‘supersize’ menu from its restaurants, but the value concept of getting more food for the same amount of money remains an effective business tool for the food industry, and tends to have negative implications...

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

By Mark ASTLEY

The new Built with Chocolate Milk campaign, the flavored, mustache-free sister of Got Milk?, will provide the US dairy industry with an opportunity to develop the "brand and nutritional equity" of milk, the organisation behind it has claimed.

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