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California Walnut Commission
Jennifer Olmstead, Marketing Director, Domestic Public Relations, California Walnut Board & Commission
Carol Berg Sloan RDN, FAND, Health Research Director, California Walnut Commission
Walnuts are the only nut – and one of the few foods – that provide an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid with 2.5 grams in a one ounce serving. For more than 25 years, the California Walnut Commission has supported scientiﬁc research through more than 100 publications on the consumption of walnuts and outcomes in the areas of heart health, healthy aging (cognitive health and physical function), cancer prevention, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, weight, the Mediterranean diet and male reproductive health.
Josh Haines, Marketing Brand Manager - Food Service
Chicken of the Sea has been a leader in delivering fresh, delicious, high-quality canned seafood to Americans for more than 100 years. Our dedication and commitment to health, nutrition, and seafood sustainability guide us in developing the products, recipes, in-store programming, research and conveniences we bring to market each day. At Chicken of the Sea we believe that life is fuller and more enjoyable when we open ourselves to new possibilities. We thrive on exploring new tastes, discovering new experiences and developing innovative products that health professionals feel good about recommending for improved health, longevity and quality of life.
Divina brings you the ingredients to a good life; heart-healthy Mediterranean olives and antipasti that are hand-harvested and responsibly produced. We support biodiversity and promote the lifestyle and culinary heritage of the Mediterranean
Jenn LaVardera, MS RD, Nutrition and Health Communications Manager
The Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) was founded by David H. Murdock as a research and education foundation within Dole Food Company. Now in his 90’s, Mr. Murdock is a true believer in the power of fruits and vegetables to promote health and longevity. At Dole we believe that what you eat should give life—not limit it. The DNI’s mission is three-fold: to provide the public with easily accessible, scientiﬁcally-validated information on nutrition and health; to make scientiﬁc discoveries in the Dole Nutrition Research Lab; and to create delicious and nutritious recipes made primarily with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Allison Pigatto, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Engagement and Outreach Intern
Eggs are a nutrition powerhouse. One large egg has 6 grams of high-quality protein, varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, all for 70 calories. The Egg Nutrition Center is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. Its mission is to be a credible source of nutrition and health information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs.
Our vision is to introduce the world to the beneﬁts of the Greek Mediterranean diet by combining Greek products based on olive oil with our penchant for tradition and simplicity.
Gaea is much more than elegantly-packaged wholesome foods and ﬁne ingredients. It is a genuine philosophy of life, with a deep appreciation of nature. We’ve always favored non-aggressive harvesting over large volumes and high yields. Although we invest heavily in research and employ cutting-edge technology, we never stray too much from time-honored practices.
We are the ﬁrst non-GMO and carbon neutral olive oil worldwide and hope to become international ambassadors of top-quality olive oil products and a better, healthier, more fulﬁlling way of eating—and living.
Extra Virgin Olive OilGluten FreePolyphenolsTruthful labelingVegan
General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition
Lesley Shiery, Senior Nutrition Scientist
The global Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition is General Mills’ source for health, wellness and nutrition expertise. Our goal is to create value for General Mills by championing health innovation and advancing nutrition leadership. We believe food should make us better, so we work hard to make food people love, while improving the nutrition of our products. Our website, www.bellinstitute.com, provides free resources on nutrition including webinars with free continuing education credits, infographics, videos, and scientiﬁc articles.
Love One Today® is a science-based food and wellness education program developed to encourage Americans to include fresh Hass avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious, cholesterol-free, whole food source of naturally good fats. Per serving (one-third of the medium fruit), avocados provide a good source of ﬁber, 6 grams of unsaturated fats and they are sodium- and sugar-free.
Mediterra® is the ﬁrst company to oﬀer ready-to-eat nutrition bars inspired by the Mediterranean Diet. Mediterra® nutrition bars in Savory and Yogurt and Oats oﬀer a healthy snack alternative incorporating healthy fats, grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits and greens. Rich in vegetables, nuts, herbs and seeds the bars also contain protein-rich pea crisps, amaranth and olive oil. Each Savory Bar weighs 1.23 ounces and is all-natural, non-GMO, Gluten-Free, certiﬁed kosher, dairy free and vegan. Mediterra® bars are loaded with ﬁber, nutrients and vitamins instead of complex sugars, and saturated fats. It will fundamentally change a person’s idea of a snack bar. It’s on-the-go fuel that’s perfectly suited for the marathon of contemporary life.
Did you know that sun dried tomatoes pack more nutrition per ounce than fresh tomatoes? Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes naturally have 12 times more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. Many studies, including those published in Cancer Epidemiology, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, Biomarkers & Prevention, and more show that lycopene helps to improve immune function, reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancer, diabetes, cataracts, asthma, and even oﬀer protection from UV rays.