About 12 million Americans suffer from a food allergy, and eight foods, including milk, peanuts, wheat and shellfish, account for 90% of all reactions in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Many restaurants are taking serious precautions to avoid allergic reactions, including Colorado's Beau Jo's, which purchases special pizza shells from a gluten-free bakery in Denver.
Cheese's taste and aroma could be improved with the use of prebiotic ingredients, which could also increase the nutritional value of the product, a new study published in LWT-Food Science and Technology found. Related probiotic yogurt drinks are the fastest-growing dairy product in Europe.
Children's hospitals across the country are increasingly offering health courses designed to help children combat obesity. The Dean Foods LEAN (Lifestyle, Exercise and Nutrition) Families Program, in Dallas, incorporates the entire family.