August 24, 2011

Omega-3 sourced from dietary supplements may be more beneficial to a healthy diet than omega-3 sourced from conventional food, according to a new meta-analysis published in July by the Public Library of Science Genetics.

August 16, 2011

A weight-loss supplement developed by a pair of Wayne State University professors has gained distribution through Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, ArtJen Complexus announced Monday.

June 20, 2011

The overall weight-loss/nutritional shake category spans ready-to-drink diet aids (Slim Fast), pediatric nutrition needs (PediaSure) and adult nutrition needs (Ensure and Boost). Out of all of these, it’s adult nutrition that creates the most synergy with the backbench; seniors need protein and supplementation to ensure a healthy life free of broken hips and fractured elbows. But that isn’t the only prescription-heavy demographic checking out the latest Ensure and Boost flavors.

April 22, 2011

Two associations representing dietary supplement companies criticized a British Medical Journal meta-analysis published April 20 that concluded calcium and vitamin D supplementation may increase risk of heart attack and stroke.

April 11, 2011

ConAgra is emphasizing the use of its Healthy Choice frozen meals to improve the quality of one's diet and overall well-being.

March 1, 2011

A weight-loss supplement has gained retail distribution in Weis Markets.

January 31, 2011

Addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

January 10, 2011

Grocer Food City has inked a partnership with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to expand the Healthy Living Kitchen — a move that is expected to result in a significantly greater reach for Healthy Living Kitchen programs and educational efforts at schools, community events and Food City supermarkets throughout the region.

December 13, 2010

Healthy eating behavior varies by generation, according to new research by NPD.

November 15, 2010

Today, American consumers are more focused on the foods they eat. They read labels. They understand the importance of fiber and whole grains. They know the difference between good and bad fats.

November 10, 2010

The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday...

October 31, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added four members to its roster — ingredient...

October 5, 2010

Nestle Performance Nutrition on Tuesday announced its entry into the sport dietary supplement category with...

July 13, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political...

June 30, 2010

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, in cooperation with the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the...

May 31, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging...

January 3, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has been fighting the good fight for supplements on three...

July 20, 2009

Dietary supplements have been in the news lately, and not altogether for good reasons. Critics are crying for greater dietary supplement regulation after the recent recall of Hydroxycut, a popular weight-loss aid, and a number of Food and Drug Administration warning letters to companies claiming to field supplements but making outlandish (and illegal) claims, as well as the constant claims by professional athletes that the banned substances for which they tested positive were found in supplements they were taking. However, all concerns aside, the category still is performing well and projected to continue its rising growth trajectory.

January 2, 2008

Voraciously defend. Push for government oversight (not more regulation, but better enforcement of existing regulations). Self-regulate. Publicize. Those are four initiatives tackled by the Council for Responsible Nutrition in the past year, in what could be described as a banner year for news in the dietary supplement arena. Long-awaited good manufacturing practices finally were passed, a law requiring serious adverse event reporting associated with dietary supplements was enacted in December and CRN began two key initiatives — the self-policing effort of dietary supplement advertising and a public relations campaign to fortify the reputation of supplements among consumers.

January 4, 2007

Both supplement industry advocates and lawmakers are putting into motion early this year initiatives that finally will apply a little credibility to an often-criticized industry. Two industry groups — the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance and the Council for Responsible Nutrition — will be kicking off media campaigns this spring to better educate the press on supplement issues. And Congress in late December passed legislation requiring serious adverse events associated with nutritional supplements be reported to the Food and Drug Administration, an initiative that is expected to inject a jolt of much-needed credibility back into the industry.