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health&nutrition HIGHLIGHTS ON HEALTHY LIVING Weight Loss Trends The miracle weight loss diets and pills are losing hype as consumers are learning more about health management. Education and awareness have played a critical role in swaying consumers’ understanding of healthy weight loss. Adopting healthier eating habits, consumers are beginning to develop a new perspective on weight control. For instance, the USDA has transitioned from an outdated and confusing food guidance system to MyPlate, a balanced dieting system that prioritizes portion control, nutrition and appropriate moderation of different food groups. MyPlate consists of a helpful graphic of a plate meant to remind individuals of healthy eating practices. The plate is divided into four spaces: vegetables, grains, proteins and fruit. Vegetables and fruit take up the most space, and proteins represent the smallest portion of the plate. The graphic is intended to display a well-rounded meal. The guidance system also suggests cooking more meals at home, as opposed to precooked dinners or eating at restaurants. Considering MyPlate’s educational initiative and the growing consumer appreciation for healthy foods, directing your deli and bakery toward offering healthy and nutritious products may appeal more to your customers. As concerns Dairy such as the excessive use of solid oils and high sodium content in grocery items becomes increasingly troubling for consumers, it is important to communicate the benefits of your healthier items. This might mean listing positive health facts about an item on menu boards or on labels. TIMMY TRABON Healthy Dieting The following is a collection of top-rated, popular diets that were ranked by U.S. News with insights from a panel of health experts. To be considered, the diets had to be user-friendly, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and healthy. • DASH Diet • TLC Diet • Mayo Clinic Diet • Mediterranean Diet • Weight Watchers Diet • Volumetrics Diet • Jenny Craig Diet • Biggest Loser Diet • Ornish Diet • Vegetarian Diet Fruits Grains Vegetables Protein | 34 | inStorebuyer | June 2012 |

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Editor's Note - How Consumers Eat
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Frontline News - CSM to Divest Bakery Supplies
Frontline News - Register for All Things Baking
Frontline News - Chang wins Supermarket Chef Showdown
Frontline News - Haggen Hires Bakery Director
Frontline News - Kings Unveils Innovative Store
Frontline News - Culpitt Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award
Frontline News - Consumers Watch Sodium Intake
Food Serivce Retail - Minimize Sandwiches for Maximum Appeal
Baking & Decorating - Decorate to Win
Bakery Development - Seek New Opportunities with Pies
Deli Development - Specialty Cheese Broaden Appeal
Foods of the Decade
A Price War in Phoenix
Food Safety - Labeling Regulation Poses Burden
Health & Nutrition - Weight Loss Trends
Cheese Corner - Teaching Cheese
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Marketplace Network
Ad Index

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