Clean Eating

first_imgOver the past few years, “clean eating” has become a popular way to describe a diet of simple foods, and food manufacturers have taken note. Following consumer demand, food companies have simplified their ingredient lists, introduced clean labeling and started to advertise their products as “clean.”The demand for clean labeling and simple ingredients has pushed companies like Nestle, Papa John’s, Dannon and many others to simplify their food labels to keep up with competition, which isn’t an easy feat.In 2015, clean-label foods and beverages reached an estimated $165 billion globally, according to Food Business News. That figure is expected to grow to $180 billion by 2020. As consumer demand for clean labels increases, more brands are expected to follow the clean-labeling movement.But 45 percent of U.S. consumers don’t know what a clean label is, according to a 2015 Canadian global study.Ali Berg, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension nutrition expert and assistant professor of foods and nutrition in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, says the majority of consumers are often confused by new trends in food marketing. Of course, “clean food” sounds good, but that doesn’t automatically make it a healthy choice.“Butter might have a short label of only cream and salt, but that doesn’t mean it’s a great choice, nutritionally. Similarly, a bacon cheeseburger made from only organically raised and grass-fed animals with organic produce doesn’t have fewer calories,” Berg said. “Also, some ingredients that you might not recognize are really important for food safety, quality and freshness. I’ve seen consumers read an applesauce label and say they don’t know why it has ascorbic acid in it or what that is. When I tell them it’s vitamin C and it keeps the applesauce from browning, they usually are OK with it.”While simpler foods are often better for us, a clean label isn’t always superior. That said, Berg noted that many of the simplest foods, like fruits and vegetables, don’t come in boxes or cans at all. When they do, as in the case of apple slices or frozen vegetables, use the nutrition label to see if sugars or salt were added.That being said, when consumers shop for packaged foods, they need to know what they’re being sold before they pay a premium price for something labeled “clean.”Generally, a clean label emphasizes simplicity, transparency and minimal processing. It’s used to highlight the fact that the product includes ingredients with uncomplicated names that consumers recognize. There is currently no regulatory, legal or universal definition for a “clean label” or a “clean food.”According to food science and business researchers, the Food and Drug Administration has no definition for the word “natural” at this time, and it’s currently seeking input on how to define this on food labels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees meat and poultry labeling, does not have an official definition of “natural” either. For a meat or poultry product to have a “natural” claim, it must include a statement describing the term, such as “no artificial ingredients; minimally processed.”For a product to have an “organic” label, the standards are different and mostly refer to how the food was produced. An organic product’s production must meet the strict standards of the National Organic Program (NOP), which is administered by the USDA. However, some compounds, such as potassium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate and calcium hydroxide, are allowed on organic labels.There is no formal definition of a “clean label,” so restaurants, retailers and food companies have developed their own definitions. Consumers should ask questions to find out what “clean” means in each situation.More and more consumers want to know how their food was sourced and manufactured, and there is a consumer demand to pare down complicated ingredients that sound like chemical compounds. But where there’s consumer demand, there are always savvy marketers willing to take advantage of that demand. Without any regulations governing “clean food,” it’s up to consumers to read labels and understand what they’re getting.For more research-based information on how to eat a healthier diet, see UGA Extension food publications at extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

Women, Peace, and Security Course Held in Uruguayan Peacekeeping School

first_imgBy Nastasia Barceló/Diálogo August 25, 2017 The international Women, Peace, and Security course was held July 26th to 28th at the National Peace Operations Training Institute of Uruguay (ENOPU, per its Spanish acronym), with students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. All of the activities were based on the application of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on the same topic. Uruguay ranks 11th worldwide for female participation in UN peacekeeping contingents and is in first place at the regional level. In all, 122 nations participate in these missions. Women in peacekeeping missions “The first time in history that a woman from the Uruguayan Armed Forces participated in a peacekeeping mission was in 1987, on the Sinai Peninsula. This fact represented the start of a permanent practice, and Uruguayan women have also been in the Congo and Haiti,” Uruguayan Army Captain Carina de los Santos, who served as the course coordinator, said. “However, they still continue to be a minority within the contingents – from six to nine percent, approximately.” Twenty-eight students from the four South American nations attended the course. Members of the Uruguayan Army and Foreign Ministry were also in attendance. The closing ceremony was attended by Uruguayan General of the Army Marcelo Montaner, the director of the National Support System for Peacekeeping Operations, and Uruguayan Army Colonel Niver Pereira, the director of ENOPU. Seminar activities Capt. De los Santos said the seminar included various activities, such as a lecture by Angelina Vunge, author of the book “Angelina: Las huellas que dejó Angola” (Angelina: Impressions of Angola). “Angelina Vunge is originally from a rural town in Angola. She was a victim of abuse, including indecent acts and psychological abuse, and she suffered physical and sexual violence. Vunge currently resides in Uruguay, and in her book, she recounts how she came to the country by chance. As happens in most cases, her final destination could have been Portugal or Brazil, given their cultural and linguistic closeness, but a female Uruguayan member of the Blue Helmets reached out to her and thus changed the course of her life,” Capt. De los Santos explained. “The Women, Peace, and Security course was held for the fourth consecutive time in Uruguay, based on the premise that there needs to be more female participation in peacekeeping missions,” Capt. De los Santos added. The course is held yearly from July to September. The classes are taught in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. Resolution 1325 Gender inclusion in peacekeeping missions and the sexual violence committed against people in the regions hosting the missions as well as the difference between sex and gender were among the notable topics addressed at the seminar. All of these issues were addressed according to the implementation of Resolution 1325, which the Security Council was adopted unanimously in 2000, after the Security Council acknowledged the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls. The resolution is one of the first resolutions to legally enshrine the requirements the parties to a conflict have for women’s rights during repatriation and resettlement, and also during the process of post-conflict rehabilitation and adaptation. It also emphasizes the role that women play in conflict prevention and resolution as well as in peace building. Col. Pereira stressed the importance of women’s participation in these missions, noting their sensitivity in taking on and dealing with different risky situations that come up on the ground. “Women perform various roles in these missions, ranging from captains in charge to doctors, cooks, nurses, dentists, translators, vehicle drivers, and radio operators in message centers,” he explained. “Over the years, we’ve taken on our share of international training on gender issues, which is so important to the Uruguayan Armed Forces. For example, we’ve trained with the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States, as well as with students from the American Association of Training Centers for Peace Operations. That’s why it’s essential for us to hold this course,” Col. Pereira noted.last_img read more

Be Plex for your members

first_imgEven from this geek, at the end of the day, a great experience which fulfills my expectations is golden. Whether I want to watch an episode of my favorite show or check that last swipe on my card, tapping it and watching is all I need. I’m talking, of course, about Plex. Consider it a software platform made of pixie dust, magic, and a bit of alien technology. Or just years of dedicated effort from a small team of developers.“What is Plex?” you ask. Great question. Plex lets you access your digital library on any device, anywhere on Earth (or on the International Space Station, since they have internet now, too), at any time, with no additional effort. It also will add all appropriate information onto your movies, music, TV shows that help sort and access (like episode descriptions, air dates, ratings, etc.). As a long-time user, I’ve watched it grow from a buggy computer program into a must-have feature on any set-top accessory. Pulling up shows and movies within the home is neat enough, but the crowning achievement was when I was waiting for my flight in LAX. I pulled out my phone, opened the Plex app, and it immediately connected to my computer at home. Then, I proceeded to watch one of my movies, 2,000 miles away, as if it were saved within the device. Ask your IT person how many steps of awesome needed to occur for that to work.Be Plex for your members. No, I’m not suggesting hosting your credit union’s new reality TV series on it, rather, follow their mission: Empower your members to access all services no matter where they are or what device they use. Further, like Plex recognizes a movie and adds all pertinent information, consolidate and organize the member’s relationship as such. A list of transactions and services held is fine, but what about more? If a member doesn’t have a credit card with you, what does your system display? Imagine a dashboard that can adapt to all screen types/sizes and has all of your potential services included. However, it will highlight and feature only those the member holds, to keep the experience focused. Of course, this enables tailored marketing based on their activity. What would help them most based on their current habits?Before you go rushing out to replace your internal systems, remember, being Plex for your members isn’t about fad desires (they’ve been working on the software for many years). I could be wrong about the dashboard approach. The key is being adaptable. Just because Virtual Reality gear seems awesome doesn’t mean you need an Oculus Rift app for your credit union…yet. Feel free to swap VR for anything else your board or executives claim is essential today. Each time it works, I feel like Merlin.center_img 178SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: credituniongeek.com Detailslast_img read more

Cops Release Photo of Suspected Hempstead Home Invasion Gunman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have released a photo of a suspected gunman wanted for a Hempstead home invasion that investigators hope the public can help identify.Authorities said the man in the photo forced his way into a victim’s apartment at 100 Terrace Avenue, flashed a handgun and demanded cash at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.The assailant allegedly stole $90 cash from the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene.The suspect is described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall black man with dread locks in his mid-20s weighing 200 pounds.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information that can help identify the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Short and effective – Bahamas with Love

first_imgWe will follow how the whole campaign will develop further, because with the publication of one video, we certainly cannot talk about a complete campaign. But now, at a time of crisis caused by the coronavirus, they have used (recycled) the same content, but added a narrative according to the current situation. In an attempt to attract foreign tourists and present the Bahamas as an attractive tourist destination, the Bahamas hired popular musician Lenny Kravitz for their campaign. So last year a new, multi-channel creative campaign was launched with Bahamian-American rock legend Lenny Kravitz and the lyrics of his hit song Fly Away. “What matters the most is that we come together as one. You were there for us and when the storm passes we’ll be here for you. “center_img “From The Bahamas with Love” is the name of a new campaign that was announced through a short and effective video, with an even better narrative. The campaign is, of course, thematically related to the current crisis situation caused by the coronavirus. PS We are also waiting for the CNTB’s move to address a video or similar campaign, as well as other national tourist boards, in accordance with the time of the coronavirus. Short and effective.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League five-a-side team

first_imgLiverpool’s Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League five-a-side team De Bruyne is one of City’s best players (Picture: Getty)‘Kevin De Bruyne, you don’t need to say too much about him. ‘I think Kevin is a good guy first of all, but he’s an outstanding player. ‘You see things differently and yeah, respect only. He’s a fantastic player.’Liverpool lead City by 25 points in the race for the league title, but Van Dijk explained he was a big admirer of the Sky Blues’ players.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityVan Dijk’s defence would be made up of City’s stand-out stars Aymeric Laporte and Ederson.‘I think he is an outstanding goalkeeper,’ Van Dijk said of Ederson, who he put in goal.‘I think this season there have been more better goalkeepers than we have seen maybe in the past, but I think Ederson is the best of the rest – I think Alisson is still number one, that’s my feeling.’‘[Laporte’s] been showing how important he is for their team and I think he’s an outstanding defender. ‘I think he’s a very, very, very good defender, so that’s why I pick him.’MORE: Liverpool tipped to sign Manchester City star Leroy Sane in shock transfer deal by Danny MillsMORE: Dimitar Berbatov tells Timo Werner to reject Liverpool for Bayern MunichFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Van Dijk’s team would be dominated by City players (Picture: Getty)Virgil van Dijk has selected his Premier League five-a-side and picked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the team.The Liverpool star was asked to produce his ideal five-a-side, but couldn’t include any of his club team-mates.Van Dijk dipped into Tottenham’s, Arsenal’s and title rivals Manchester City’s squads to create his team, with Aubameyang selected up front.‘Based on what he has done throughout the season,’ Van Dijk told the club website about his decision to pick Aubameyang. ‘Together (Alexander) Lacazette and Aubameyang are a fantastic striking duo. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I could also put (Sergio) Aguero in but I think he’s a good striker and I think the numbers have showed that as well since he arrived.’AdvertisementAdvertisementIn midfield, Van Dijk picked Tottenham’s Heung-min Son and City’s talisman Kevin De Bruyne.‘[Son’s] quick, he’s strong, he goes out there to make life hell on the pitch for a defender. And his finishing – right foot, left foot – is just outstanding so I think I would pick him,’ Van Dijk explained. Coral BarrySunday 5 Apr 2020 7:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShareslast_img read more

Hey Sydney! Here’s what a $4 million apartment should look like

first_imgGreet each evening with a cool beverage and this view for just $4 million.We realise $4 million isn’t pocket change, but you’d be hard pressed to find anything like this penthouse apartment at 901/21 Pixley Street, Kangaroo Point for the same dollars in Sydney.Catch an evening on the terrace…with this view.Sydneysiders should be turning a particular shade of Kermit as they check the 494sq m of living area — almost half of which is outdoors terraces to enjoy our balmy weather and the outlook.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoRetire to the open plan living, again with this view.By the way, the midwinter mercury is set to hit 21 degrees here today. It’s so chilly we might be tempted to put on a long-sleeved T-shirt.Good morning sunshine!Back to the penthouse where the four-bedroom, three-bathroom curved floorplan means you can barely enter a room without being slapped in the face by our stunning city skyline and its adjacent waterway.Another great place to entertain.There’s even four-car accommodation which allows you and your significant other to store a weekday motor AND a weekend convertible…each!The kitchen opens onto the living space. Not surprisingly, it has a view too.How’s that working for you Sydney?By the way — this is what our typical winter weather looks like:Another oppressive Brisbane winter outside the Courier Mail office.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Deion Jones signs 4-year, $57M extension with Falcons

first_imgIn three seasons in the NFL, Jones has 297 tackles, 27 pass defenses, 15 tackles for a loss, eight interceptions and three touchdowns. He would have been a free agent in 2020.Atlanta is working on a contract extension with the team’s top wideout, Julio Jones, as well. It has been reported that both sides are trying to come to an agreement before training camp starts next week. Falcons, Grady Jarrett reach 4-year deal before franchise tag deadline Jones, 24, was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by Atlanta. He missed 10 games last season due to a foot injury, but was able to return for the latter part of the year. The Falcons have another key piece of their defense locked down.Atlanta extended linebacker Deion Jones on a four-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.center_img The new contract is worth $57 million, with $34 million of that guaranteed, his agent told ESPN.Falcons are signing LB Deion Jones a four-year, $57 million extension, including $34 million guaranteed, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN. Jones is now tied to the Falcons through the 2023 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2019The Falcons’ announcement comes two days after the team agreed to terms with Grady Jarrett, who had the franchise tag placed on him. Jarrett agreed to a four-year deal worth a reported $68 million. Related News NFL-NFLPA end ‘productive’ talks about new CBA early, report sayslast_img read more

LIVE: African Player of the Year awards

first_img*****Complete list of winners at the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony in Accra Thursday:Player of the Year1. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG), 2. Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool/ENG), 3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund/GER)Women’s Player of the YearAsisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Dalian Quanjian/CHN)Youth Player of the YearPatson Daka (Zambia, Liefering/AUT)Coach of the YearHector Cuper (Egypt)Club of the YearWydad Casablanca (Morocco)National Team of the YearEgyptWomen’s National Team of the YearSouth Africa African Player of the Year Award nominees, Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah (R), attend a media briefing on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony. PHOTO AFPSalah completes awards hat-trickAccra, Ghana | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the African Player of the Year. The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has now been voted African Player of the year, BBC African Footballer of the Year and Arab Player of the Year.Salah, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon were  the contenders for the highest African individual football honour.The scoring feats of Salah  installed him as the public and media favourite to succeed Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as the number one African footballer.“I want to be the best Egyptian footballer ever,” said Salah after receiving the BBC award last month.“When I came to Liverpool I hoped to show everyone my abilities. I scored a lot of goals with Roma and am very happy being successful at Liverpool.”#AiteoCAFawards2017 TweetsSalah also starred for Egypt, scoring five of the goals that qualified his country for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 28-year absence from the global showpiece.Salah and Mane will leave Accra soon after the awards ceremony as Liverpool have a Friday night FA Cup third-round derby date with Everton.However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not hesitate to release his African duo for the Accra ceremony, which will include six other awards.“It is a sign of respect,” he told reporters in Liverpool. “We sleep in a hotel and they sleep in a plane. That is the only difference.”Salah is a doubt for the Merseyside showdown, though, having missed the English Premier League victory at Burnley this week owing to a groin strain.Salah coud become only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to hoist the symbol of individual brilliance.It would be the first time since 1986 that north Africans have won successive editions of the poll, which this year involved national coaches, journalists, officials and the public.Morocco midfielder Mohamed Timoumi was the 1985 winner, followed by compatriot Badou Zaki, one of two goalkeepers to be voted the best African footballer.Footballers from the west of the continent have dominated recently with Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast each winning four times.While Salah has made the top three for the first time, prolific Bundesliga scorer Aubameyang finished first once and second twice in the past three award ceremonies.Mane came third last season, but his valuable input for Liverpool has been overshadowed by Salah, second in the Premier League scorers’ charts behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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