Obesity is among the most significant trends to affect the food and beverage industry during teh past two decades. This Research Assistant will assess the social, regulatory and product development trends that have emerged as society attempts to cope with the issue.

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Energy crisis

- In the ‘battle of the bulge,’ formulators seek solutions to simultaneously reduce added sugars and calories.

Strict school meal standards may help with weight management

- Children with access to free and reduced-price lunches in states with strict standards had healthier weights than those in states with less-strict standards.

Adolescent diet raises concerns for heart disease

- Levels of physical activity among teenagers were also less than ideal.

Claiming the right shopper

- Bakers stake a claim on packaging that will fit consumers’ attitudes about health and the economy.