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Breaking down MyPlate by food groups WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture at the web site describes what each food group includes and gives tips on how much to consume in each group. The MyPlate symbol also has drawn comments about specific food groups. a significant and positive step in the battle to fight obesity and related health issues in America. The plate icon is a simple, memorable way to show Americans the proportion of fruits and vegetables they should be eating at every meal occasion.” Fruits and vegetables Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the fruit group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen or dried. They Grains Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal is a grain product. The web site recommends consumers eat more whole grains by substituting a whole grain product for a refined grain product. The “grain chain” issued its unanimous support for the MyPlate icon. The “grain chain” includes such grain-based foods groups as the American Bakers Association, the Grain Foods Foundation, the National Association of Wheat Growers and the North American Millers’ Association. “The icon will be a critical tool in educating children, parents, and individuals in healthy and sensible eating,” the group Mitch Stamm Johnson & Wales University Artisan Category Courrone Aux Raisins may be whole, cut-up or pureed. The web site recommends consumers buy fresh fruits in season when they may be less expensive. Consumers are advised to buy not only fresh fruits but also fruits that are dried, frozen and canned so that a supply always will be on hand. Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the vegetable group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up or mashed. The said. “With grains appropriately occupying a large portion on the dinner plate graphic, the agencies are making a strong statement regarding the importance of grains as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. The average American should eat six servings of grain foods daily, at least half of those whole grains and the rest enriched grains, according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” Protein To enter America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest & view winning recipes, visit web site recommends consumers buy fresh vegetables in season because they are likely to cost less and to stock frozen vegetables for cooking in the microwave. Elizabeth Pivonka, president and chief executive officer of the Produce for Better Health Foundation, said, “This sciencebased government recommendation to make half your plate fruits and vegetables is All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans, peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds are part of the protein group. Beans and peas are also part of the vegetable group. The web site recommends consumers start with a lean protein choice. The leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts, top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulder and arm roasts. The label on lean ground 14 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® June 7, 2011

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Food Business News - June 7, 2011
House bill cuts food safety funding
Enhancing water’s value
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
Web Contents
Editorial - Quest for ‘whole truth’ on food prices in France
MyPlate steps up in simple fashion
Breaking down MyPlate by food groups
Lawmakers look to halt sale of Lazy Cakes
McCormick to enter joint venture in India
Cal Pacifi c acquires SunOpta frozen fruit assets
Cargill Kitchen Solutions expanding in Iowa
F.M.I. hires new v.p. of food safety programs
Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for $4.3 billion
AdvancePierre Foods buys Barber Foods
Cargill acquires German chocolate business
Calavo to buy Renaissance Food Group
U.S. Foodservice acquires Great Western Meats
Clear sailing for Hain
Seneca Foods earnings down sharply in 2011
April red meat production down 4% from year ago
Sbarro now exploring alternatives to bankruptcy plan
Sherman Miller promoted to c.o.o. at Cal-Maine Foods
Nestle Health Science to acquire pharmaceutical maker
Emerging markets propel Heinz’s fi scal 2011 earnings
U.S.D.A. lowers cooking temp for some meat cuts
Campbell Soup focusing on volume sales, brand building
Buyout fi rm to acquire California Pizza Kitchen
Sanderson Farms suffers second-quarter loss
Wet weather muddies corn outlook
House bill cuts food safety funding
House panel seeks reduction in W.I.C. funding in fiscal 2012
Seeking middle market opportunities
Clear and concise
Ingredient solutions help keep it simple
Identifying natural partners for stevia
$tevia $upplier$ $eek profi t$ through international growth
Brain health for baby boomers
Bottled water volume, market share grew in 2010
Study recommends children should avoid energy, sports drinks
V8 introduces energy beverages
Smucker, Starbucks raising coffee prices
Nestle launches Aguas Frescas bottled beverage
Jamba introduces coconut water-based beverages
Enhancing water’s value
Gluten-free grains momentum
Balance Bar adds Café line
Pasta Prima launches two ravioli lines
Land O’Frost debuts Wrap Kit
Franz introduces artisan bread
Kraft launches Newtons Fruit Thins
Farley’s & Sathers adds ‘Splashers’
Häagen-Dazs introduces 2011 flavors
Mars updates Kudos granola bar line
Lifting of Russian export ban pressures world wheat market
Ingredient Markets
Packaging formats focus on convenience
Technology enables ultrasonic sealing
Ingredient’s small size aids in salt reduction
AKFP now offers arrowroot starch, pea starch
Tate & Lyle to resume U.S. sucralose production
Non-dairy ingredients achieve pareve certifi cation
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