Nestle launches Boost nutritional drinks for kids
MINNETONKA, Minn. Nestle announced Thursday its launch of Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink, a nutrition drink for children ages 1 through 13 which contains probiotics and 25 essential vitamins and minerals.
Each serving of Boost Kid Essentials also contains seven grams of protein, antioxidants and 244 calories. The drinks come in three flavors: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.
“We are offering parents, for the first time, one complete drink for children that helps supports a healthy immune system and fills in the nutritional gaps they may be worried about,” Barbara McCartney, VP of retail marketing at Nestle HealthCare Nutrition said in a statement. “The patented straw, which contains probiotics, is a kid-friendly way parents can bolster their children’s natural defenses and help support their healthy growth and development.”
Boost Kid Essentials Drinks are also lactose- and gluten-free and do not contain high-fructose corn syrup. The drinks are available at retail stores across the United States.
Coke opening world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling facility
ATLANTA The Coca-Cola Company, as well as the many other beverage manufacturers that use plastic packaging, faced significant criticism last year from environmental organizations that accused them of carelessly adding to the world’s limited landfill space. Beginning Jan. 14, Coca-Cola is responding to such criticism with the opening of the world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C.
Jointly owned by Coca-Cola and United Resource Recovery Corp., a Spartanburg-based PET plastic recycling company, the 30-acre plant is expected to produce approximately 100 million lbs of food-grade recycled PET plastic, or about 2 billion 20-oz Coke bottles.
This effort is meant to aid the company in completing their goal of recycling or reusing 100% of its bottles and cans in the United States.
Funky Monkey Snacks offer portable solution for dieters who snack
FISHERS, Ind. Funky Monkey Snacks has launched its new, “go-anywhere,” pre-packaged fruit snacks aimed at helping dieters fulfill snack cravings in a healthy way.
Funky Monkey fruit snacks are bite-sized and freeze-dried for crispiness. The company said that a 1-ounce snack package contains enough fruit to fulfill three of the four recommended daily servings.
“New Year’s is a time when people resolve to eat better and lose weight,” Matt Herzog, president of Funky Monkey Snacks said. “Replacing junk food and unhealthy snacks with Funky Monkey gives your body the vitamins and minerals it needs while eliminating empty calories—and they’re totally delicious.”
Funky Monkey Snack varieties have fun names such as Bananamon banana and cinnamon snacks, the Carnaval Mix which contains apple, banana, pineapple, papaya and raisins, Jivealime which is made of freeze-dried pineapple flavored with lime juice and Purple Funk which contains banana and acai berries.
Each pack of Funky Monkey Snacks contains around 110 calories. The snacks are also gluten-free, kosher and USDA-certified organic. They can be found at natural stores such as HyVee, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie and others across the United States.