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CFA's "Just Add One" Campaign 
Learn how to make healthier, tastier dishes faster with the addition of "just one" canned ingredient.
 
Additional "Just Add One" resources include:
 
CFA's "Just Add One" Recipe Box

CFA's Top 20 "Just Add One" Recipes

CFA's Nutrition Wheel 

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STUDY: CANNED FOODS PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS, SAFE, AFFORDABLE, CONVENIENT AND SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS FOR AMERICANS

A new Michigan State University (MSU) study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows canned foods deliver on nutrition, affordability and safety. With continued emphasis on the importance of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, the study revealed that canned foods provide a tasty, nutritious and affordable means to conveniently incorporate fruits and vegetables into the daily diet, regardless of geography or income level. Click here to learn more.

 

My Plate Toolkit

CANNED FOOD ALLIANCE AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE NEW TOOLKIT: "MEETING YOUR MYPLATE GOALS ON A BUDGET"

As part of the MyPlate National Strategic Partner network, the Canned Food Alliance is excited to have joined together with five partners to create the "Meeting Your MyPlate Goals on a Budget" Toolkit. The resource guide is filled with tips on making healthy, affordable choices within each MyPlate food group and recipes. Click here to view the Toolkit (PDF).

 

CANNED FOOD ALLIANCE COMMENDS CONGRESS

ON PASSAGE OF FARM BILL

The Canned Food Alliance commends Congress on passage of a five-year Farm Bill that includes an "all forms" pilot program for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. This enables schools to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables - canned, fresh, frozen or dried - in the snack program and ensures children have more ways to get the critical nutrients they need to meet USDA Dietary Guidelines. Click here to read more.

 

USDA REPORT REVEALS MORE AMERICANS ARE EATING AT HOME

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A USDA Economic Research Report published in January 2014 describes improvement in Americans' diets, due in part to preparing and eating more meals at home. The good news for home cooks is that canned foods provide the convenience and value many Americans look for when planning meals and stocking their pantries - plus valuable nutrition. Click here to view the Canned Food Alliance's "Canned Foods Fill MyPlate" fact sheet, featuring tips for incorporating canned foods into a healthy, balanced diet and click here for some of our favorite recipes for home-cooked meals to fill Americans' plates.  

 

SURVEY: CONSUMER CONFUSION ABOUT CANNED FOODS PERSISTS

A survey commissioned by the Canned Food Alliance finds Americans enjoy the many benefits of canned foods, including convenience, value and ease of preparation. However, contrary to USDA dietary recommendations and decades of nutrition science, consumers have misperceptions about the nutrition of canned foods. Click here to learn more about the survey and uncover the facts about canned foods.

 

STUDY: CANNED PEACHES NUTRITIONALLY ON PAR WITH FRESH PEACHES

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New research from Oregon State University provides further evidence to support the Canned Food Alliance's efforts to promote the nutritional benefits of canned foods, in addition to convenience and accessibility. This study shows canned peaches can provide comparable nutrient levels as fresh peaches, meaning consumers can enjoy peaches year round without worrying about loss of nutrients in their diet. Click here to learn more and to view the full study.

 

 

STUDY: CANNED FOODS OFFER NEEDED NUTRIENTS FOR A GREATER RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Canned foods have long been touted for the ease and convenience they bring to the kitchen. Less well-known is the fact that canned foods offer comparable nutrition as other forms, often for a lower cost. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, May 2012, found that not only are most canned foods less expensive than their fresh, frozen and dried counterparts, but many also offer a more convenient way to get much-needed nutrients. Click here to learn more about the study and view supporting materials.

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Steel Continues to be the Most Recycled Material in North America


The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) announced that the 2010 recycling rate for North America's most recycled material - steel - is 88 percent. That includes good news for the recycling rate for steel cans, which increased to 67.1% in 2010 from 66.8% in 2009. View the full release and recycling rates chart  here.


  

CFA Named National Strategic Partner by the USDA

The Canned Food Alliance (CFA) has been named as a National Strategic Partner by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). National Strategic Partners support the mission of the USDA CNPP to promote the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate icon.

The CFA was selected as a partner because we:

  • Have a health mandate consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the mission of the USDA CNPP

  • Promote nutrition in the context of the entirety of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

  • Will disseminate CNPP's Dietary Guidelines messages

  • Will participate in CNPP sessions to develop and execute a joint strategic nutrition promotion plan annually

We're already at work promoting the new MyPlate icon with ourfact sheet and infographic,  "How Canned Food Fills MyPlate," and will continue to work with the USDA to educate Americans about the nutritious, affordable and convenient ways canned food can help them maintain a healthy diet.

For more information on the CNPP's efforts, visit  http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ .


CFA Supports the New USDA MyPlate Food Icon 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has unveiled its new food guide icon - MyPlate.  MyPlate encapsulates the recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a retainable and easy-to-understand symbol showing the proper proportions of the various food groups depicted on a plate.  The Canned Food Alliance looks forward to partnering with the USDA and others to help educate Americans on how to use MyPlate to create balanced meals and how canned foods provide nutritious, affordable and convenient ways to fill their plates.

 Canned Food Fills MyPlate 

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