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Examining the Link Between Diet and Depression

According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a cleaner diet may help treat symptoms of major depression. A twelve-week, randomized control trial conducted by the University of Technology Sydney …

The 4 Indulgence Mindsets Food Marketers Must Consider

In discussing wellbeing when it comes to food, Nik Modi, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, commented in a recent Food Institute Podcast that “treats” are not merely a vice to be approached with moderation, but rather …

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele’s Preferred ‘Sirtfood’ Diet

The Sirtfood Diet is regaining some prominence after Adele posted a salad recipe based on the diet, leading spectators to believe ‘sirtfoods’ may be responsible for the singer’s 100-pound weight loss. Blogger ‘The Modern Nonna’ …

Health Experts Touting ‘Produce Prescription’ Programs

Dr. Joan Salge Blake believes she knows the prescription for what ails many Americans. “We’ve all heard ‘let food by thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food,’” Salge Blake, a nutrition professor at Boston …

Fried Food Demand Continues to Sizzle

Consumers are still loving all things fried. Market research service Mintel Menu Insights found that the number of fried foods on U.S. restaurant menus rose 5% during the first three quarters of 2021. And with …

Why Functional Ingredients Have Consumers Hooked

It doesn’t look like the health and wellness trend is going anywhere – and functional food ingredients are sure to benefit from it. So much so, that the market is projected to reach $118.4 billion …

Webinar Recap: Health Remains Top Reason for Consuming Probiotics

With consumers prioritizing health more than ever, food makers are turning to functional ingredients like probiotics to provide documented health benefits in food and beverages. In an exclusive Food Institute webinar, bioscience company Chr. Hansen …

Defending Ultra-Processed Foods

In line with pandemic-inspired gains in snacking, Americans are eating more ultra-processed foods. Yet, the rise in consumption has been trending higher for years. Researchers at the NYU School of Global Public Health analyzed dietary …

Big Soda Departs from the Juice Market

PepsiCo has announced plans to sell Tropicana, Naked, and other juice brands across North America to private equity firm PAI Partners for about $3.3 billion. The soda giant is just the latest such company to …

Industry Report: Natural Food Colors On The Rise

As consumers grow more conscious about their health, preference for organic and natural food will increase at a robust pace. On the flip side, focus on health and wellness has caused sales of synthetic food …

Growth of Functional Beverage Market Signals Shift Towards Health

Global research firm Mintel predicts strong growth in the functional beverage market as consumers seek out products that enhance their mental and emotional well-being, reported Supermarket News (July 9). WHAT IS DRIVING DEMAND? The Food Institute …

Consumers Are Gearing Up for BBQ Season and Prioritizing Health

In preparation for the summer and warmer weather, consumers are spending big on barbecue supplies. Consumers increased purchases of barbecue-related consumer packaged goods products in April, according to NCSolutions. Nearly all barbecue categories grew faster …

How the Health & Wellness Trend is Impacting CPGs

How the Health & Wellness Trend is Impacting CPGs The Health & Wellness movement has made great strides over the past few years, and has accelerated in the wake of the pandemic. How have CPG ...
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Food as Medicine: A Primer on a Growing Trend

While the concept of “food as medicine” has been around for centuries, the philosophy is gaining momentum of late. So much so, in fact, that The Food Institute will highlight the concept and the growing …

COVID-19 Spurs Immunity-Boosting Food Products Market

We’ve come a long way from fighting off a cold with grandma’s chicken soup. From the healthier products touted by food and beverage companies to the renewed focus of consumers on better nutrition and wellness …

New Year, New You, New Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. government’s latest dietary guidelines keep current allowances for sugar and alcohol consumption unchanged. The decision by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services rejected recommendations by a scientific advisory committee …

Nutrition and Health Businesses Taking Center Stage

Nothing has been more impactful in 2020 than how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way people view their lifestyles. Consumers are becoming increasingly more cognizant of the importance of health and well-being for themselves …

Bumble Bee & Nutrisystem Aim to Reestablish Brands

Many companies in the food industry are continuing their quest to refresh their images during the coronavirus pandemic. Bumble Bee Seafoods and Nutrisystem are the two latest examples. The 120-year-old Bumble Bee is trying to …