5@5: Obesity still growing in U.S. | Disney, natural brands team up for kid-friendly allergen-free snacks

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Obesity rises despite all efforts to fight it, U.S. health officials say

Soda consumption rates have dropped and new dietary guidelines are on the horizon, yet new government data from 2013 and 2014 show that about 38 percent of American adults were obese during those years—a 3 percent increase from 2011 and 2012. Middle-aged Americans saw the biggest growth in obesity, while rates for youth remained unchanged. Read more at The New York Times...


New Snacks with Character offer better for you snack options at Disney parks

Snacks with Character is a new line of allergen-free, better-for-you snacks that the theme park will offer in collaboration with Way Better Snacks, Enjoy Life Foods, WOW Baking Co. and Ocean Spray. Read more at Disney...

Can sweet potato ingredients help companies achieve clean labels?

In an attempt to address the excess supply of sweet potatoes in North Carolina and provide the food industry with healthy, high-quality ingredients, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients will sell U.S.-grown, non-GMO sweet potato juice, juice concentrate, granules and flour. Read more at Food Dive...


Costilla County, CO introduces GMO-free zone to protect traditional farmers

A new ordinance has been introduced to protect the county's heirloom maize varieties from contamination by nearby genetically engineered crops. Read more at the Center for Food Safety...


Nestle conducts chocolate experiment to reduce packaging

In search of reducing its packaging, the company is studying how chocolate responds to moisture, oxygen and light in different packaging materials with different properties. Read more at Packaging News...

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