The Weekly Grind – January 10, 2014January 10, 2014
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 NAMA DIVISION MEETINGS
Don’t forget to register for the 2014 NAMA Division Meetings taking place March 8-11 at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa in Marco Island, Florida. The registration deadline is February 3. To register for the meetings, go to http://www.namamillers.org/meetings/2014-division-meetings/.
VALENTINE PROMOTED TO MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
NAMA announced this week that Lyndsey Valentine has been promoted to manager of communications and administration. Ms. Valentine joined the NAMA staff in September 2011 as an administrative assistant after graduating from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. To view the full press release, go to http://www.namamillers.org/valentine-promoted-to-manager-of-communications-and-administration/.
FOLIC ACID AWARENESS WEEK
This week was Folic Acid Awareness Week. Folic acid consumption is critical for the prevention of neural tube birth defects, which affect the brain and spinal cord. Enriched grains such as white bread, tortillas, cereal, and pasta are a great source of folic acid. In celebration of Folic Acid Awareness Week, the Grains Food Foundation posted a PSA to their social media sites about what folic acid can do for women during their pregnancies.
To view the video, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnb_LwNVbME&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHxQEfkOD9fcgDuyvEueHjg.
CONTINENTAL MILLS PURCHASES HARLAN BAKERIES FACILITY
Bakingbusiness.com reported this week that Continental Mills purchased Harlan Bakeries’ manufacturing plant in Effingham, Illinois. John Heily, president and CEO of Continental Mills, said the purchasing of the facility will expand their manufacturing capacity in the east and supports the company’s long-term growth strategy.
GLUTEN-FREE SAID TO TOP 2014 TRENDS
In a recent article at foodnavigator-usa.com, Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, senior vice president and director of Food & Wellness at Pollock Communications said, “despite the lack of evidence to support wheat—or gluten—elimination diets for weight loss or health—not associated with a clinical disorder or disease—consumers are still looking for ways to control their weight.” To read more about this topic and other top trends for 2014, go to http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Trends/Gluten-free/Dietitians-say-anti-wheat-pro-nutrition-info-sentiments-will-top-2014-trends.
WHEAT FOODS COUNCIL RELEASES 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT
This week, the Wheat Foods Council (WFC) released their 2012-2013 Annual Report. To view WFC’s Annual Report, go to http://www.namamillers.org/pdf/2013WFC_AR.pdf.
Edited by Lyndsey Valentine