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Fitbit, United Healthcare, Create Bond
Health
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:35
SAN FRANCISCO—Fitbit, a global leader in the connected health and fitness market, earlier this month announced the addition of Fitbit Charge 2™, the top selling fitness tracker in the U.S., into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion™ wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Offered to employers by UnitedHealthcare, the Motion program is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness endeavor that will soon enable people using Fitbit Charge 2 to track against the program’s activity metrics easily and conveniently – right on-the-wrist. 
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The Power of Words
Business
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:55
Something to ponder as we move into a New Year: The phrase that began with the words “Ask not what your country can do for you…” were spoken by the newly-elected President John F. Kennedy almost exactly 55 years ago, during his January 1961 inaugural and coming near the end of his speech.

They still resonate.

These words made a significant impact on the world that day. Our new president was asking us to join in fighting “the common enemies of man”: Tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. 
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A New Spin on Food Discounts
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:33
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 2016—Parents can control what their children eat when their children are young, but what happens when they are old enough to spend their own money and make their own choices?

“There is a lot of interest in child nutrition and what kids do with their money,” said Sean Cash of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science. “A lot of what they buy is junk food and some studies show they do it every day.”
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The War on Butter is Over
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:03
La Farge, Wisconsin, December 2016—Organic Valley has declared an end to 60-year “War on Butter.”

Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative of more than 1,800 organic family farms, is launching a holiday campaign that defends one of America’s favorite foes of the post-WWII era: delicious, creamy butter. The co-op has an advertising arsenal that includes a video featuring its own farmer-owners, and a live-streaming website where they will be sculpting the faces of our nation’s “War on Butter Heroes” in real time out of Organic Valley’s organic, pasture-raised butter.


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Tofurky Talk
Bio-Based
Friday, 18 November 2016 22:48
Hood River, Oregon, November 2016—For those of you who may have been away for awhile, The Tofurky Company is the company which produces Tofurky, a popular vegetarian and vegan alternative to turkey, as well other meatless products. All are vegan and approved by the UK Vegan Society, and most are kosher-certified by the Kosher Services of America.

Starting out small in the tempeh business, today Tofurky is leading the charge on animal-friendly eating through a mission of yumminess. The family company reports it is still sure of one thing: that people, animals and the environment matter more than profit margins.
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Top 10 Food Trends for 2017
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:43
Austin, Texas, December 2016—Recently Whole Foods Market’s global buyers announced the food trends to watch in 2017. Wellness tonics, products from byproducts and purple foods are just a few top predictions according to the trendspotters, who share more than 100 years of combined experience in sourcing products and tracking consumer preferences. 
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There’s an App for That
Bio-Based
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:17
London, England, United Kingdom, December 2016—BioBeats, a leader in digital health and artificial intelligence, has announced it has created a new proprietary algorithm that effectively estimates user stress level from physiological signals. BioBeats Hear and Now platform uses machine learning and AI to provide highly personalized stress monitoring and management tools for individuals as well as corporate wellness programs. 
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Pistachio Power
Health
Friday, 18 November 2016 22:58
West Hollywood, California, November 2016—Let’s begin by putting the back end up front. We want you to know who we’re speaking of before we get to a recipe we are hoping you will try.

Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Bell. Their innovative cuisine emphasizes organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. They also offer organic vegan cooking classes, in-home healthy eating consultations, private cooking parties, corporate trainings and demos, team-building cooking classes and other stuff. (Other services include vegan recipe or menu development, video content and television representation for vegan food companies as well as vegan non-profit organizations.)
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Putting a Twist on Things
Business
Friday, 18 November 2016 22:41
Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2016—Pretzelmaker® is inviting customers to "Go Nuts" this season with its Almond Crunch Pretzel. This product is made with a sweet toasted almond crunch topping that pairs well with caramel sauce. Its flavor profile is meant to fit nicely for the fall and winter and is hoped to become a holiday hit with busy shoppers. If interested you should move fast. The Almond Crunch Pretzel might only be available through Dec. 31.
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