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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo will be held in Boston, MA on October 15-18, 2016. During the conference, the CFA will have opportunities to communicate the latest in canned food research and news to health and nutrition professionals allowing canned fruits, vegetables, legumes and seafood to stay top-of-mind with this important group of professionals/influencers.


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Menu Modeling Analysis

The typical American diet doesn't meet the nutrient needs outlined in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines - especially for potassium, fiber, vitamin D and folate.

In 2016, the Canned Food Alliance conducted a menu modeling analysis to show how canned fruits, vegetables, beans and lean meats/seafood can fit into the three most common dietary patterns—U.S., Mediterranean, and Vegetarian—to offer an easy and affordable way to close nutrient gaps. 


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Simplicity + Nutrition

Simplicity + Nutrition = A MyPlate Win

Everything you put on your plate matters, no matter what time of day. Up your intake of fruits, vegetables, beans and seafood using simple and nutritious canned foods. For inspiration, consider these on-trend (and no-fuss) recipes for healthier choices you can pull together in a jiffy. 

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Canned Food Process

A Simple Process

You likely have heard from consumers who are unsure how to shop for healthy foods. They hear confusing messages, such as “you should only eat whole foods,” “processed foods are unhealthy foods,” or “only shop the perimeter of the grocery store.” As a dietitian, you know there are many healthy, minimally processed foods to be found in the center aisles, including canned fruits, vegetables, beans and proteins. The fact is, many canned foods contain three or fewer ingredients.

As you work to educate your clients and patients about healthy food choices from the center aisles, we’ve developed an infographic that outlines the simple process that delivers canned foods from the farm to the table; steps commercial canners use are very similar to those home canners have used for generations. We’ve also developed a toolkit for dietitians that contains recipes, talking points and other helpful resources. We hope you find them useful, and invite you to check out the rest of Mealtime.org for more information including many delicious recipes!

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MyPlate Info

Canned Food Fills MyPlate

Concerns about obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases are growing—along with the waistlines of American adults and children. In an effort to reverse these trends, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated the MyPlate food icon in light of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines to help teach consumers about healthy food choices.

MyPlate highlights the fruit, vegetable, grain, protein and dairy food groups, depicting proper proportions of each. Shopping for canned fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, beans and grain-based soups can help Americans fill their plates with nutrition that is convenient, affordable and accessible year-round. View the full MyPlate resource for all the ways canned foods help consumers meet MyPlate goals.


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