Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Advancing nutrition wellness

FNCE-2014

Earlier this week, I was in Atlanta with my colleagues from the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This was my third year attending the conference and again this year, it was an insightful gathering of [...]

Benefits of frozen vs. fresh

Frozen-Fresh

At a time when food waste is top of mind around the globe, researchers say U.S. consumers are looking for portion-controlled, frozen foods that also taste great. However, over the last several years, sales of frozen vegetables and frozen meals have remained relatively flat. Consumers are instead continuing to turn to the produce section or [...]

A framework to address hunger and obesity

Cheerios

Did you know that General Mills was one of the first companies in the food industry to have a department devoted to health and nutrition? We recently celebrated more than 50 years of having a dedicated nutrition department. Today, that department has evolved into the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition (BIHN), and continues to influence [...]

Making nutrition information easy to find

FactsUpFront

Food and beverage manufacturers are making it easier than ever for people to quickly access key nutrition information as they scan store shelves. General Mills and more than 50 manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have voluntarily implemented Facts Up Front (FUF), a labeling system that brings important nutrition information from the Nutrition Facts Panel to the [...]

Eat whole grains, get the benefits of fiber

Whole grain

When you eat higher amounts of whole grains (like those found in some cereals), you’re more likely to have the highest total intake of dietary fiber. This news comes from a recent study published by the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Researchers examined the association [...]

The Go Giant program

Go Giant

There’s a new program at General Mills to encourage employees to eat healthy – and a real giant in the company is leading the way. Starting today, employees at our U.S. locations can sign up for Go Giant, a healthy eating incentive program that asks employees to set a goal of eating up to five [...]

6.4 trillion calorie reduction

Eating yogurt

As we’ve shared previously, General Mills is part of a multi-year effort designed to help reduce obesity – especially childhood obesity – by 2015. Along with 15 other leading food and beverage companies that make up the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), we pledged to reduce the number of calories in the marketplace by introducing [...]

Life after “Loser”

Danni-Allen

It’s been nearly 10 months since Danni Allen was crowned the winner of season 14 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” After the hard-won achievement of losing 121 pounds, a different kind of work began: maintaining a healthy weight in the midst of normal life. When we heard that LÄRABAR has become a regular part of [...]