2,000: Common Western standard for daily caloric intake that researchers at A*Star, Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, question for Asian consumers. The article discusses A*Star's belief that research and understanding of non-Western peoples and diets by Western food manufacturers is lacking.
50%: Increase in food allergies since 1997, leading researchers at the University of Chicago to test the impact of adding several bacteria strands to mice with peanut sensitization. Research found that the bacteria Clostridia reduced food allergen sensitization--findings that were not replicated with the bacteria Bacteroides.
300: Acres of land the Rodale Institute will plant with organic produce near the Anderson Campus of St. Luke's Health Network. The plan is to provide hospital patients with the fresh organic produce with the hopes of improved health outcomes.
$14.5 million: Amount of campaign donations spent on food during U.S. House of Representative campaigns, according to recent research.
86.4 billion: Expected number of snack food eatings during meals in 2018, according to NPD food and beverage market research. The research shows that snack foods eaten at main meals will likely grow 5% over the next 5 years. The fastest growth in the category comes from better-for-you snacks such as yogurt, bars, and fresh fruit. Growth in the better-for-you category is driven by younger consumers.
200+: Number of Hy-Vee stores that will partner with Personal Health Recording for Quality of Life (PHRQL) to utilize their electronic health record (EHR) system for medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The move will help dietitians support healthy eating practices and wellness programs, as well as manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.