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Keto-friendly Food Development

Keto-friendly Food Development

DAVID PLANK, A SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW at the University of Minnesota and Managing Principal of WRSS Food and Nutrition Insights, offered valuable insights into developing keto-friendly food products in his presentation titled “Product Challenges in the Development of...

Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets

Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets

MARIE SPANO, MSC, RD, CSCS, CSSD, leading Sports Nutrition Expert began her talk, “Sports Nutrition and Specialty Diets: From Keto to Vegan,” by emphasizing that protein isn’t only for bodybuilders. Sports nutrition and specialty diets play a powerful role in weight...

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution

Food Development, Marketing and Distribution “CHANGE HAS NEVER HAPPENED THIS FAST, and it will never be this slow again.” Andria Long, Growth Advisor, drew upon her years of innovation experience working with consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies to lay out...

Disruption Impact on Future of Food Presentation

Disruption Impact on Future of Food Presentation

Advancing technologies continue to have broad implications for the food landscape. Consumer expectations are being driven to higher levels that impact where, when and how they obtain food. Their increased access to data has propelled the need for greater transparency...

Non GMO Certification Presentation

Non GMO Certification Presentation

Hard to believe that what started as a consumer driven movement over 11 years ago is now one of the strongest crusades in the natural products industry. According to Nielsen, sales of food labeled “non-GMO” grew more than $8 billion from 2012 to 2016, reaching nearly...

Proteins for Health

Proteins for Health

Proteins for Health: Issues, Updates and Opportunities University of Minnesota nutrition and food science Professor Joanne Slavin addressed the comparative qualities of plant and animal proteins by highlighting some stark implications for product developers and vegans...

Next Generation Protein Opportunities

Next Generation Protein Opportunities

When looking at protein demographics data, the tendency is to focus on the X, Y and Millennial generations—and on how to create new products that appeal to those consumers. In discussing the next generation in protein opportunities, A. Elizabeth Sloan, Ph.D.,...

Formulating with Proteins: Processing & Flavor Challenges

Formulating with Proteins: Processing & Flavor Challenges

February 23, 2017—In consumers who regularly consume protein beverages, whey protein is the most desired protein, followed by milk protein, said MaryAnne Drake, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science at North Carolina State University, in her 2016 Protein Trends &...

Expected to Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification?

Expected to Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification?

July 20, 2016— Expected to achieve non-GMO project verification?  There are many things you need to know if you’re going to pursue non-GMO Project verification, including definitions, retail and consumer perception, the legislation surrounding them and the background...

High on Protein: Insights into Consumers’ Search for Health

High on Protein: Insights into Consumers’ Search for Health

:June 7, 2016 -  While the Consumer Confidence Index climbed to 96 in March 2016, other household financial statistics weren’t as hopeful. “Consumers are getting more confident,” said Andrew Mandzy, Director of Strategic Insights, Nielsen, “but there’re some...