Survey of Nutrition Experts Predicts Popular Trends…
Gluten-free, GMO-free & Clean Labels, as well as Convenience, Taste & Cost Dictate Consumer Choices
Will 2015 be gluten-free? Is Paleo out? Are we eating carbs yet? Is kale still the Queen of Greens or will nuts, seeds or cauliflower take the throne? The annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” Survey from Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian highlights what’s forecasted to be in – and what’s out – when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating in 2015.
The survey of more than 500 registered dietitians, conducted by the nutrition trade magazine Today’s Dietitian and a leading food, health and wellness public relations agency, Pollock Communications, uncovered that kale and coconut are still trendy choices, but seeds and nuts have taken over as the top two superfoods for 2015. Other foods expected to make frequent appearances on consumers’ plates in the New Year include ancient grains, Greek yogurt and avocado. Nutrition experts say that consumers still look to gluten-free eating, while low-fat diets have fizzled. They also agree that consumers care about GMO-free, along with locally grown food and high quality protein.
Tourism Industry Continues Growth in Las Vegas with New Hotels, Restaurants, Shows and Attractions
Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving ten consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months being the best on record.
The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has surpassed its record for annual visitation, drawing more than 40 million people with two weeks remaining of the calendar year. Current pacing suggests the destination could approach nearly 41 million visitors by the end of the year. The previous record was set in 2012 with more than 39,727,000 tourists.
Add Wholesome Flavor and Natural Sweetness to Holiday Favorites
Everyone loves traditional holiday fare – those best-kept secret recipes that keep friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?
This holiday season, if you’re looking for unique twists on traditional family recipes, or are looking for something entirely new to introduce into your holiday menu, you’re not alone.
In fact, many families are looking to wholesome ingredients as a way to add flavor and healthfulness to their holiday meals and baked goods. One way to steal the culinary spotlight is with California Raisins, which bring natural sweetness to a multitude of seasonal dishes, from indulgent confections to savory main courses.
‘MYXOTICA’ Available in Time for the Holidays
Ignite your passion and unlock the possibilities with MYX MYXOTICA, the Limited Edition Nicki Minaj signature bottle from MYX Fusions. MYXOTICA is an exotic fusion of premium Moscato wine and the finest juices from select fruits. The effervescent Moscato, infused with all-natural flavors, is draped in Nicki’s signature pink hue and topped with a white “champagne” capsule.
The US-based guidebook writers and editorial staff at the world’s leading travel publisher select the best places to visit in the United States next year
Lonely Planet, the #1 travel guidebook publisher in the world, has released today its annual list of the best places to go in the US for the upcoming year. Lonely Planet’s Best in the US 2015 is a carefully curated list of destinations selected by Lonely Planet’s US-based editors and expert guidebook writers, who research the United States extensively for the travel media company. The list features locations all over the map and includes a mix of up-and-coming destinations, old favorites with timely reasons to visit next year and places otherwise poised to shine in 2015. Fantastic food scenes, epic adventures, small-town charm and anniversary celebrations are some of the elements that make these destinations among the best places for travelers to add to their wish lists for the year ahead.
Anti-bullying initiative focuses on the prevention of peer abuse and the promotion of positive social development.
Prevent Child Abuse America is teaming up with Chartwells K12 to prevent bullying where it can often take place: the lunchroom. The partnership will deliver healthy messages to students alongside the healthy food choices Chartwells serves in 3,800 schools nationwide as part of a peer abuse (commonly known as bullying) prevention campaign. The campaign supports efforts to positively change youth behaviors in light of the more than 70 percent of students who report witnessing bullying on a monthly basis.*
The 13th annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival is returning to Heinz Field on May 7, 2015. For a limited time only, two-for-one ticket pricing will be available on the Pittsburgh Wine Festival website (www.pittsburghwinefestival.com). This special offer includes either two VIP Tasting tickets for $250 or two Grand Tasting tickets for $125.
Help feed hungry children in your community by visiting a local White Castle® restaurant and purchasing a kids meal. White Castle® through Castle Shares™ will be giving back to their communities with real dollars to help hungry kids. The family-owned business will donate $1 from every MySize® meal sold from December 8-14 to No Kid Hungry®, the charitable campaign of Share Our Strength. Just $1 can feed a child as many as 10 meals!
“This is a season when household and food budgets are stretched tight,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “Having partners like White Castle® on board this December will help ensure more children have an even happier, hunger-free holiday.”