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FOOD FOR KIDS: Added sugar intake among babies and toddlers declines slightly, but is still a significant source of calories
A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers).
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What might the 2020 dietary guidelines for the first 1,000 days include?
With emerging research showing that the diet of pregnant women and children under the age of 2 years can have a powerful impact on childrenâs brain development and future health, the upcoming recommendations for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines will, for the first time, include suggestions for the first 1,000 days of life.
PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch
While oatmilk was an obvious category to enter for Quaker, a trusted brand synonymous with oats, Quaker Oat Beverage has been discontinued less than a year after launch. So what, if anything, does this tell us about what works and what doesn't in the burgeoning category?
Gotham Greens opens its largest greenhouse in Chicago, doubling Midwest supply of leafy greens
Keeping up with demand for locally-grown produce, Gotham Greens has opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago, which will more than double the company's Midwest supply to 11 million heads of lettuce annually.
AAK opens California customer innovation center targeting plant-based dairy alternative formulations
AAK, a supplier of value-added vegetable oils and fats, has expanded its network of customer co-development facilities with the opening of its Richmond, California, innovation center, allowing for rapid prototyping of bakery, plant-based, and personal care products.
GROW Välling draws on Swedish heritage to launch a better-for-you alternative to toddler milks
Transitioning children from breast milk to cowâs milk and solids can be frustrating and frightening for parents if their little ones regularly push away new foods, creating a market demand for so-called toddler milks and follow-on formulas that claim to provide picky eaters with extra nutrition while also easing them into a new diet.
Nestlé tie up with Corbion gives fresh impetus to algae in the alternative protein market
Algae has not â yet â gained much traction in the âalternativeâ protein market. However, things could be about to change following a deal between Corbion (which acquired assets from algae ingredients pioneer Terravia in 2017) and NestlÃ to develop the ânext generation of microalgae-based ingredients.â
Happy Cows? Ben & Jerry’s sued again over milk sourcing: ‘You will most certainly see more cases like this,’ predicts attorney
Three months after Tillamook was accused of misleading shoppers with bucolic images of cows grazing on local small farms when most of its milk allegedly comes from industrial-scale factory farms, Ben & Jerryâs has been sued in a similar suit that legal experts say highlights the need for greater specificity in product labeling and marketing around milk sourcing and welfare standards.
Deloitte: Fresh food spending is on the rise, but the store perimeter is still underperforming
Two-thirds of US consumers have increased their spending on fresh food over the last two years, and more than three-quarters are actively seeking healthier versions of the food they purchase while avoiding preservatives and chemicals, according to recent Deloitte research.
Albertsons to phase out Plated meal kit online subscription service, focus on instore sales
In a further sign that the online subscription and home delivery model for meal kits is challenging to sustain, Albertsons has unveiled plans to phase out the Plated subscription service and focus on building the meal kit brand â which it acquired in 2017 for a reported $200m â as an âin-house culinary brand.â
Merit Functional Foods secures FDA GRAS status for entire plant proteins portfolio
Merit Functional Foods has received a letter from the FDA saying the agency has no objections to its GRAS (generally recognized as safe) determination for its specialty pea proteins.
Horizon Organic launch of Growing Years milk supports 1- to 5-year-olds & eases parents’ stress
Recognizing that the first few years of raising a child can be filled not only with daily delights but also anxiety about providing proper nutrition, Horizon Organic offers caregivers some relief with the launch of its Growing Years organic whole milk, which the company formulated with pediatricians specifically for children ages 1 to 5 years.
DSM, Cargill open commercial scale facility to produce stevia sweeteners via fermentation: ‘This approach is infinitely scalable’
Avansya - a joint venture between Cargill and DSM - has opened the first commercial-scale facility in the US producing stevia sweeteners via microbial fermentation.
Investing in the Future of Food: Operating as Amazon seller – not a vendor – gives startups leverage
When launching a brand online, startups may be tempted to focus first on marketing direct-to-consumer from their website rather than through a third-party retailer, such as Amazon, but according to the founder and CEO of the fast-growing, plant-based creamer brand nutpods the reverse is true -- it is better sell on a trusted third-party site first for long-term success.
Parks & Nash finds an opening in bone broth category with powdered instant soups
Bone broth has taken off in recent years as consumers embraced the collagen-packed savory liquid, but despite the number of market entrants, few have made bone broth as convenient and easy to prepare as instant soup, according to emerging brand Parks & Nash.
Chickpea-fueled pasta brand Banza raises $20m, plans move into foodservice
Chickpea-fueled brand Banza has raised $20m in a financing round led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments and Prelude Growth Partners. Both will take a seat on the board.
Good Culture moves into new territory with probiotic gut shots
Good Culture â which launched in 2015 with a mission to disrupt the sleepy cottage cheese aisle â has moved into new territory with the development of cultured kefir probiotic shots featuring on-trend functional ingredients from matcha and turmeric to chaga and collagen.
Ocean Spray and HelloFresh enter partnership highlighting year-round versatility of cranberries
Ocean Spray will become the exclusive provider of dried cranberries for HelloFresh in 2020, seeking to expand use and consumption beyond the fall and winter seasons.
Scientists in global project to create world's largest human microbiome database
Scientists from around the world are joining forces for the âMillion Microbiome of Humans Projectâ (MMHP) in an aim to build the worldâs largest database of the human microbiome.
Millennials are ditching three square meals to graze throughout the day, says Mondelēz
Adults typically eat more snacks than meals on a given day, with growing numbers of younger consumers and those in developing markets grazing throughout the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz International.
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