Survey: Majority of Americans confident of personal well-being
- 66% of Americans report they have had a good year when it comes to their own health, while 63% report it has been a good year for their family’s health;
- 58% of Americans report they are paying more attention to their health now compared with just a few years ago, with weight management, diet and exercise topping the list of personal health concerns; and
- 20% report it was a good health year for Americans overall.
Thousands to participate in this year’s ‘Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes’ event
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — This year, thousands of people in communities across the country are expected to join the millions in the fight to stop diabetes by participating in the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising event.
Over the next few months, 108 walks are scheduled to take place, raising funds that are critical to change the future of the disease. Last year, more than 110,000 walkers raised nearly $24 million to support the Association's mission.
Walking is one of the best methods of exercise and helps control blood glucose levels and improves overall quality of life. Step Out is a walk that allows everyone to participate regardless of mobility or fitness level. With route options ranging from one to six miles, participants can walk as an individual or create a team and walk with friends, family and co-workers. There are all different types and sizes of teams at the Step Out events. Corporate teams, family teams, school teams, as well as clubs and organizations, are all welcome to participate.
As part of Step Out, the Association is also looking for Red Striders to join in the events. A Red Strider is a person living with diabetes who participates in Step Out and puts a face on this serious disease by helping others understand what it takes to live with — and fight — diabetes.
Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans who are currently living with diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease. If current trends continue, 1-in-3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
B&G’s Old London gets redesign
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — B&G Foods announced an overhaul to its melba toast brand, Old London. The relaunch features new packaging and flavors, and offers an easy approach to everyday eating, the company said. Old London also will offer the new Old London Melba Toasts Ancient Grains.
To help get the word out about the relaunch, the brand partnered with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Lillien to showcase the snack's versatility. Lillien is the founder behind Hungry-Girl.com, a daily email service that offers diet-friendly recipes, among other content.
Old London Melba is available at retailers nationwide.