Foods for Aging Baby Boomers

Heart health and risks of diabetes, cancer and obesity figure prominently as baby boomers age. Many look to food for solutions.

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The baby boomer generation is retiring, developing health ailments and becoming empty nesters, all of which is changing how they (should) eat and drink. While a slower metabolism and lower energy requirements might mean eating less, lower absorption and utilization of nutrients might actually mean nutrient requirements (particularly as a function of body mass) may increase. Baby boomers have been a goldmine for product developers over the past decades, and they could continue to be if processors focus as many marketing efforts on them as they do millennials and others under the age of 35. As a group, the boomer generation is still large and outsized compared with other…

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Food Processing Top 100

Food Processing's annual list of the top 100 food and beverage companies in the United States and Canada is the only list of its kind. Nowhere else can you sort manufacturers by sales, rank or income all in one place. See the interactive list.

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2015 Processor of the Year

Feast your eyes on 21 pages of PepsiCo, from R&D to plant operations and everything in between. Download the 21-page feature on our 2015 Processor of the Year.

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Events

Northwest Food Processors Expo & Conference

January 11-13, Portland Ore.

The event attracts a diverse range of people, including CEO’s, plant managers, purchasing managers, production and quality assurance managers, engineers, sales/marketing managers, and production floor personnel.

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  • Analytics and Low-Cost Sensors Enable Smarter Freezers

    By Kevin T. Higgins, Managing Editor

    The gap between what’s doable and what’s practical in technical applications is shrinking, and some managers of refrigerated environments are seizing on practical solutions to cost-reduction challenges. An easy illustration is the variable frequency drive. Plant engineers long have understood…

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  • MRO Q&A: Building a Culture of Maintenance Work Safety

    Question: Our maintenance department has the highest lost-time and recordable-accident rates in the plant for the past two years, and the situation isn’t getting better. What actions should I be taking to improve our safety record? Answer: By the nature of the work, maintenance personnel face a…

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  • 3D Printing and Root-Cause Analysis Improve Machine Uptime

    By Kevin T. Higgins, Managing Editor

    “Built like a tank” is a compliment when it comes to machines and equipment, and the typical food plant has enough “tanks” to equip the 1st Armored Division. Durability usually isn’t an issue with food machinery, but age and downtime can spell an end to its useful life. Studies suggest…

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  • February 2016 Food Funny Cartoon Caption Contest

    By Illustration by Jerry King

    Roses are redViolets are blueBy the end of the month,The funniest caption award goes to you Enter your best caption below. Mid-month, we'll flip the switch and let you vote on the best caption. Submitted Captions You know, hearts don't really look like that. They actually took the phrase "made…

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  • The New Wave of Ethnic Foods

    By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

    From fresh, bright, healthful fare to the exotic, with Pacific, African and Asian influences, ethnic and international foods seem to be everywhere. Specialty and international food aisles are increasing in supermarkets as consumers, especially millennials, want more interesting fare. Foods of the…

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