General Mills seizes Nutrition Facts Label update as an opportunity to ‘optimize’ cereal fortification

While many manufacturers continue to grouse about updating their Nutrition Facts Panels to comply with Nutrition Label Reform, General Mills not only has rolled out the changes for its “Big G Cereals” ahead of the upcoming deadline, it also took the opportunity to optimize the nutrient fortification of its iconic brands to help Americans close […]

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Nutrition policy needs a change in approach

Coordination among agencies, boosting protein consumption and subsidies can help tackle malnutrition in India In yet another eyeopener for our country’s policymakers, in the 2019 Global Hunger Index, India ranks 102nd out of 117 qualifying countries. India suffers from a level of hunger that is ‘serious’. It is a shame the largest number of hungry […]

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Is Meat Good or Bad? How to Avoid Whiplash from Nutritional Studies

You’ve been hearing for decades that it’s a good idea to cut back on red meat. But a controversial studyTrusted Source, released last week in Annals of Internal Medicine, turned that long-standing advice on its head and started a contentious debate. It found no statistical evidence that eating less red or processed meat will provide health benefits […]

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership symposium dives into influence of USDA dietary guidelines

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership held its third annual State of the Science Symposium on Tuesday, 17 September in Washington D.C., with attendees gathering to brainstorm ways to increase seafood consumption in the United States. The symposium is held to coincide with National Seafood Month and provide the latest information on seafood nutrition science. The event’s […]

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The future of nutrition is personalised

The war on obesity and its associated health risks is now being fought with tailor-made nutrition concepts. The Innovation Summit Personalised Nutrition NEWTRITION X. brings together experts from science and food industry who all believe that Personalised Nutrition is the future. We know that diet has a direct impact on our health. And on the […]

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Reorient and reclaim public nutrition in this Rashtriya Poshan Maah

The Poshan Abhiyaan was launched on 8 March 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to affirm the government’s commitment towards eradicating all forms of malnutrition. This ambitious program, architected by Niti Aayog, was woven together using 7 key components: convergence; technology; grievance redressal; training and capacity building; behavioural change and communication (BCC); innovations; incentives. Last year, the […]

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More and more Indians becoming nutrition-conscious than ever! Good time for food and beverage manufacturers

With nutrition issues increasingly occupying the headlines in India, the need for innovative and multi-sectoral action is greater than ever. According to the 2016 United Nations World Cities Report, India will have 7 megacities by 2030. Urbanization puts pressure on food systems, threatens food security, and adds to nutrition challenges. Thus, increasing the access and […]

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Performance Nutrition: What’s On P.V. Sindhu’s Plate?

PV Sindhu is coming back home today, after winning badminton World Championships gold as the first Indian. Stupendous talent, racquet skills, court craft, amazing footwork and comebacks and years of hard work aside, what makes PV Sindhu? Eight hours of practice and 400m runs a day, 600 pushups and 2400 abdominal exercises a week, of […]

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Nestlé Health Science acquires personalized nutrition company, Persona

Nestlé Health Science (Lausanne, Switzerland) is expanding into personalized nutrition with the acquisition of Persona (Snoqualmie, WA), a personalized vitamin business. The company will operate under Nestlé Health Science’s North American-based Atrium Professional Brands, which includes a number of other brands, such as Garden of Life, for example. “Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a […]

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