The last part of these FNCE 2011 Highlights is dedicated to present some of the new food products that are being offered today in the U.S. market. The EXPO floor was amazingly big and full of goodies. More than 300 exhibitors presented their products, including specialized food products, food delivery equipment, nutrition assessment tools, computer programs, educational tools, cooking products, food management gear, etc.
Live culinary demonstrations were also showed by chefs and RD teams, with new dishes with quinoa, whole grains, cocoa and others.
Some of the new food products are:
Are your patients/clients tired of the same old liquid supplements? Blue Bunny® presented an ice cream called NUTRI-plus™, a real ice cream loaded with nutrients ideal for those that are not eating well. It comes in orange, vanilla and cherry chocolate flavors. A 4oz. cup contains 240 calories, 9 grams of protein and 10-20% of the daily value of most vitamins and minerals.
Nutritionally balanced meals ready to eat. Go Picnic™ makes boxed lunches that need no refrigeration, heating or preparation. They are easy to carry and are meant to be enjoyed anywhere. Also made with clean ingredients, with no trans fat, no added monosodium glutamate (MSG), no high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and no artificial flavors or colorings. My favorites were salmon + crackers and hummus + crackers, but in my opinion they are more like snacks than a “meal” as they lack in many components of My Plate....
No excuse not to eat fruit. Crispy Green® presented its new snack fruit: Crispy Cantaloupe, which is another of their freeze-dried fruits available in convenient single-serving (15-gram) bags or a "Grab and Go" 6-pack. It’s 100% fruit and nothing else!
Medical Nutrition going organic. PediaSmart® SOY is a complete formula designed to be used as a supplemental beverage or to be delivery through tube feedings for children 1 through 13 years. It has no corn, gluten, GMO ingredients.
YERBA MATE FOR EVERYONE! I was surprised to find the tradicional argentinean drink in one of the Expo booth. They offer the traditional loose herb (yerba mate) and a great variety of tea bags with flavored mate drinks as well as cold mate drinks. When I told them I was Argentinean they used me to test their products!! They taste real and are authentic as the yerba mate is imported from Argentina, Paraguay and south of Brazil. To learn more about mate click here.
Jack Canfield on FNCE 2011 closing session
Finally, I want to highlight the closing session which was very inspiring and motivating. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul among other books, presented the Success Principles. My favorite quote was "If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life -- that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success."
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