Health & Wellness

The biggest driver behind unhealthy snacking? A special occasion... finds research

What drives unhealthy snacking?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Enjoying a special occasion, opportunistic eating and social pressures are just some of the drivers behind unhealthy snacking – factors that could be used to drive change, researchers claim.

Menu labeling rules: A quick guide, plus industry reaction

Professor: 'Congratulations to the FDA for putting public health first'

Menu labeling rules: A quick guide, plus industry reaction

By Elaine Watson

The FDA released its much-anticipated final rules on calorie information on menus and vending machines today as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Left-right: Wize Monkey founders Arnaud Petitvallet (COO) and Max Rivest (CEO)

Coffee leaf tea has got the 'body and full flavor of black tea without the bitterness'

Coffee: The next big thing in tea? Wize Monkey prepares to unveil coffee leaf tea

By Elaine Watson

By unlocking the potential of the coffee fruit, enterprising companies from Bai Brands and KonaRed (beverages) to CF Global (coffee flour) and VDF Futureceuticals (nutraceuticals) have already proved that the coffee bean is not the only thing the coffee...

Is the high-protein craze backed by sound science?

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

By Elaine Watson

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in the US is rare”. So does this trend make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Special edition: functional foods

Functional Foods: The end of the processed foods era?

By Peter Wennstrom

To understand Functional Foods you must see it as a strategy to add value to processed foods, says the president and founder of the HealthyMarketingTeam, Peter Wennstrom, in this guest article.

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Special edition: Functional foods

Phood booed: Why big pharma fails at functional food

By Julian Mellentin

Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.

Kombucha is typically made by fermenting tea with a mixture of live bacteria and yeast, so using brewed organic coffee as a base brings something new to the category, says Reed's

Reed's CEO: Mainstream supermarkets are embracing kombucha now

By Elaine Watson

While mainstream food retailers discovered kombucha later than their counterparts in the ‘natural’ channel, they are playing catch-up now, says natural soda maker Reed’s, which entered the market in 2012 with its Culture Club kombucha range and now claims...

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