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News Bites – February 10, 2012

Are you a “foodie”? One of our items in this week’s “News Bites” will definitely interest you. We also have a recipe for your Valentine’s Day meal, if you’re cooking at home. This is our weekly roundup of a few links that cover the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

“General Mills CEO on Women in Workplace” – Bloomberg

*Chairman and CEO Ken Powell talked to Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart,” along with Carol Evans, chief executive officer of the National Association for Female Executives.

“80s-themed General Mills Packaging” – The Dieline

*Big G teamed up with Atari for another round of retro packaging at Target.

“Local author’s book featured in Cheerios boxes” – The Edmond Sun

*Award-winning children’s book author Tammi Sauer is a part of the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program. Sauer’s book, “Mostly Monsterly,” is available in specially marked boxes of Cheerios.

“Glam Media launches social network for food lovers” – Reuters

*Glam has launched Foodie.com, a social network to share news about food, recipes, restaurants and more.

“Consumer Trends: Healthy Snackers To Nibble Their Way Through 2012” – Food Manufacturing

*Mintel research says that among healthy snackers, 44 percent say they tend to eat healthfully most of the time.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Tex-Mex Empanada Hearts” – Tablespoon

*Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Tablespoon contributor Bev Weidner from Kansas City (Bev Cooks) shares this recipe for a heart-shaped dinner.

“Find out how Jill Knapp lost 100 lbs. by making a commitment to her health” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*An inspiring video that profiles Jill Knapp, a former Mrs. Idaho pageant contestant who lost 100 lbs. after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

“What REALLY makes a heart happy?” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Christina Meyer-Jax writes about what she “hearts” most about Valentine’s Day and Heart Health month.

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Kevin Hunt is the social media manager in Global Communications for General Mills, based in Minneapolis. He oversees content for "A Taste of General Mills," Channel G, and engagement and strategy for the company's social channels. He began his career at General Mills in 2010.

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