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Naturally healthy? From marketing to mouthFood products today read like a dictionary of health-promoting words: natural; healthy; light; made with wholegrains; and the list goes on. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with defining these terms. Last week the FDA announced a revision to the definition of “healthy” following a petition from snack bar manufacturer, KIND, to reflect...
Adriana Selwyn | May 24, 2016
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Incentivizing Healthy Food Choices for Better HealthOne year ago today, John Hancock and Vitality embarked on a collaboration to create a whole new type of life insurance: a shared value approach whereby financial benefits from individuals living healthier and longer lives can be reinvested to the benefit of the insurer and the customer. Today, John Hancock Vitality announces the launch of...
Adriana Selwyn | Apr 6, 2016
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Breaking Down the New Dietary GuidelinesLast month, the long awaited 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released. Updated every five years, these guidelines outline what Americans should be eating to stay healthy based on the latest scientific research. Right in time for National Nutrition Month, here’s what you need to know: What’s new in these guidelines? A greater emphasis on...
Adriana Selwyn | Mar 17, 2016
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