Sensory-based food education given to 35 year-old children in the kindergarten increases their willingness to choose vegetables, berries and fruit, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Sensory-based food education offers new tools for promoting healthy dietary habits in early childhood education and care.
When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.
The inaugural European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards, the ESSNawards, designed to honour the best and brightest from the sports nutrition industry across Europe and celebrate the sectors expansion and prosperity, was launched on July 2, 2019.
Indulgence has long been known as a key driver for chocolate NPD, but nowadays consumers are looking for a healthier chocolate experience. According to Innova Market Insights, 11 percent of global chocolate products have an indulgent and premium positioning in 2017 and globally, 23 percent of all chocolate launches tracked in 2017 carry a texture claim. Social eating occasions are driving the trend for sharing bags and easy to share formats across the confectionery, bakery and snacking segments.
From Instagram posts to morning smoothies, you cannot seem to escape the avocado in 2017. But the fruit could soon become even more popular after a Spanish company announced it is launching reduced-fat avocados for the first time. Isla Bonita claims their Avocado Light has up to 30% less fat than ordinary fruits. They also say it ripens faster, and oxidizes – or goes that weird shade of brown – slower.
The avocados are grown under special soil and climate conditions to provide the same nutritional benefits with less fat, according to the companys website.
Avocados are a foodie hit for their rich and creamy texture caused by their high fat content – an average fruit has between 20-30g of fat.
Most of this is monosaturated fat, which has been linked to the reduction of cholesterol and lowered risk of cancer and heart disease.
But your morning avocado on toast could be less virtuous than you think, with the UKs NHS recommending only one half as a portion size. A large avocado contains about 330 calories, just under one fifth of the daily recommended intake for an average woman.
The lower fat version is due to launch in Spain in October at a trade fair in Madrid.
Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of all ages to become more knowledgeable of other cultures, contributing to 35 percent growth of discovery claims, when comparing 2017 and 2016 new product launch numbers. Discovery: The Adventurous Consumer leads the list of Innova Market Insights Top Ten Trends for 2019. The company continuously analyzes global developments in food and beverage launch activity and consumer research to highlight the trends most likely to impact the industry over the coming year and beyond.
The world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed every year. But not every part of the grape ends up in the bottle. Seeds, stalks and skins — roughly a quarter of the grapes — are typically discarded in landfills as waste. But now, researchers say they have found some useful commercial applications, such as prolonging the shelf life of fatty foods, for these wine leftovers.
Authorities in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD) are reporting a spike in the number of rotavirus cases being reported in children under five years old.
The number of people suffering from the virus, which is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in children and babies, is reaching levels not experienced in the last five years.
The reason for the surge is unknown, leading health officials to consider whether the structure of the virus has changed, making people more susceptible to it. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Healths director of communicable diseases, confirmed they were investigating this.
We have sent off samples to the reference laboratories to see if there is a change in the coding of the virus that is also making people less immune to it. she said.
The current outbreak in NSW is the worst for five years with over 1300 cases recorded by NSW Health in 2017, already more than triple the 412 cases reported last year.
Children aged between 2 and 4 years old based in metropolitan Sydney are the worst affected, with Sydney Childrens Hospital reporting between 5 and 6 times more hospitalizations from the virus than in average years.
In QLD, its a similar story with over 1527 recorded cases so far in 2017, more than double the number of cases in previous years. Over 230 people have been hospitalized due to contracting the virus this year.
Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus passed on via the fecal-oral route. It most commonly affects babies and young children up to the age of five.
In Australia, there are approximately 2 deaths every year due to rotavirus, with thousands more people requiring hospitalization.
Symptoms of rotavirus include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. It takes 1 to 3 days after becoming infected to start showing symptoms. Symptoms can last from 3 to 7 days.
The virus is passed from person to person by touching contaminated hands or feces. It can also be passed on via objects (such as toys) and through food and drink. There have been many cases of infected food handlers passing on the virus to others by preparing food items with unwashed hands.
The problem is worsened by rotavirus being asymptomatic in many adults. This means that they may be carrying the virus but not show any symptoms, and so may not pay as much attention to important tasks like hand washing as they may have done if they actually felt sick.
MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands (January 7, 2020) — Mosa Meat, the company behind the worlds first cultivated hamburger, announced a strategic partnership with Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed, and with Lowercarbon Capital, a new US-based venture capital fund led by Chris Sacca, investing in planet healing technologies.
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.