Hormel Foods is looking to spur growth beyond its core operations by focusing on international sales, ethnic flavor profiles, on-the-go options and health and wellness items. This approach has led to three acquisitions and a new product launch for the company, which now participates in the peanut butter, Mexican, snack wrap and sports nutrition categories.
Data on 300 U.S. families found that children whose fathers often eat at fast-food and full-service restaurants were more likely to do the same, while those with authoritarian fathers had a tendency to eat more junk food.
Professional chefs in Ohio are working with students to teach them to prepare recipes for healthy foods as part of the federal "Let's Move!" campaign. The chefs will present recipes to the School Nutrition Association of Ohio conference next month that focus on three types of foods children often do not choose to eat: whole grains, legumes, and dark green or orange vegetables.
A survey in the American Journal of Public Health found that more Americans are exercising, with the number of people walking at least 30 minutes daily going from 7.2% in 2001 to 8% in 2009. The data found that the prevalence of bicycling remained steady, with less than 1% of people reporting they cycled daily for at least 30 minutes, and walking and cycling increased among men but declined among women, children and seniors.
San Antonio has received a $15 million federal grant to encourage physical activity and good nutrition. The grant will benefit initiatives such as "Por Vida!," an obesity program that aims to make menus healthier at restaurants.