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5@5: Study finds US diets still lacking | Major cruise line bans plastic water bottles

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

A spoonful less sugar, a tad more fat: US diets still lacking

The majority of Americans’ diets are still filled with foods that “can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other prevalent U.S. health problems.” The two biggest offenders? Snack foods filled with saturated fat and excess sugar consumption. Read more at The Brownsville Herald

Major cruise line to abandon plastic water bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that it will be partnering with JUST Goods Inc. to eliminate single-use plastic bottles across all of its cruise ships by January 1, 2020. The company is using JUST’s paper cartons as a substitute, which it estimates will save over 6 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills each year. Read more at The New York Times

Synthetic dyes: This is how much kids are consuming

KIND Healthy Snacks is on a mission to show Americans just how much synthetic dye is consumed by children each day after pulling its undyed fruit snack products from shelves because of poor sales. The company’s researchers found through a meta-analysis of two studies that a whopping 2,000 gallons of dye are swallowed by U.S. children each day, and to underscore this set up a display in New York City’s Herald Square with gigantic test tubes filled with this amount of dye. Read more at Forbes

Impossible Foods’ plant-based ‘meat’ is coming to 102 more stores

Impossible Foods is rolling out its plant-based “meat” in 102 East Coast stores, bringing the total number of grocery stores that carry the product to 129. The brand was previously exclusively available in 17,000 restaurants across the U.S. Read more at The Verge

Trump administration rule could end free school lunches for about 500,000 children

A Trump administration proposal could cut off a half-million students from receiving free school meals, which will adversely affect these children’s academic outcomes and health. A spokeswoman for the Republicans on the Education and Labor Committee, however, argues that the “vast majority of students will continue to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals if this rule were to be finalized." Read more at The Washington Post

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