The world of nutrition is dynamic and exciting. StarKist will help keep you up to date on current findings and trends in the nutrition industry affecting the food service business. Check back regularly for new thoughts and articles to help guide your nutrition plans and menus!
Make Every Bite Count! How to Incorporate the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Into Your Menu
The most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) was released this past December, and provides Americans with guidance for how they should be eating for long-term health and to help prevent chronic disease. The guidelines are reviewed every five years and are updated based on new evidence and sound scientific research.
Supporting Customers Who Need to Eat on the Run
After a year or more of upheaval and challenges to daily routines, people are gradually heading back to the office for their normal jobs or back to school. While routines may be getting back to more of a normal pattern, it’s possible that mealtime will continue to look very different for a while. Many consumers are continuing to shy away from eating in restaurants, are planning meals ahead, and are looking for more lunch and dinner options they can take and eat in their cars, at their desks or on a park bench while social distancing.
Spring-Cleaning: Time to Freshen up Your Menu Options
There are certain times during the year that consumers take stock and do a little “cleanup,” and that often includes what they choose to eat. Springtime tends to be a time when many people do a little spring-cleaning, and this year will be no different. Consumers are paying even more attention to what they are eating, and many are making a concerted effort to choose more healthy foods. So, as you head into spring, it’s a perfect time to take another look at your menus and grab & go offerings to see what you can freshen up.
Seafood for Children's Health
Despite widespread effort and attention to helping consumers make changes, the statistics are still shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled for children, and quadrupled for adolescents, in the past 30 years.1
Meeting Protein Needs in Older Adults
Protein requirements change as we age, requiring higher intakes, especially as we head into our senior years. Protein is especially important for maintaining muscle mass, repairing tissues and increasing bone strength. It’s also critical for those who are bedridden or recovering from a health event. Many researchers recommend, for seniors, 1 to 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This amount of protein helps preserve muscle mass and strength.