Teenagers’ potassium intake may lower blood pressure in adulthood
Abril 30, 2015
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a diet high in potassium may protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood. Since potatoes are a major dietary source of potassium, the potato sector should take note of this research.
Snack Food Association releases Statement on Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease Studies
Agosto 25, 2014
“Research released on sodium and cardiovascular disease in today’s [August 14] New England Journal of Medicine adds to the national discussion of sodium's role in the American diet,” says Snack Food Association (SFA) CEO Tom Dempsey.
Study finds restaurant industry takes one step forward, one step back in menu nutrition
Noviembre 03, 2013
Although a number of chain restaurants have announced healthy menu changes over the years, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants assessed from 2010 to 2011 have remained the same, shows a study.
Snack Food Association responds to (IOM) Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence
Mayo 21, 2013
The Snack Food Association (SFA) and the American Bakers Association (ABA) believe the findings from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence add a vital new perspective to the national discussion o...
Technomic finds strong consumer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants
Noviembre 28, 2012
In a recently completed survey of restaurant user attitudes, Technomic found that 65 percent favor nutritional labeling in restaurants, with the strongest demand for listing of calories and sodium content.
US watchdog group pushes to get Big Macs and fries out of hospitals
Abril 13, 2012
A US watchdog group is demanding that the nation’s hospitals kick McDonald’s restaurants off their campuses to “to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health.”