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Feb. 4, 2009
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Today’s Medical Miracle
from The Emporia Gazette
For coffee drinkers, the medical news out of Scandanavia this week is good. Swedish and Danish researchers have released the results of a 21-year study that tracked the coffee consumption of about 1,500 men and women and the frequency of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the study group. The result indicated that people who drank three to five cups of coffee a day were 65 percent less likely to develop dementia than those who drank two cups a day or less. More

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Save with NAMA’s Newest Business Partner!
from NAMA
NAMA is thrilled to announce our newest Business Partner, L & L Specialties. This online store offers the convenience of one stop shopping for work/route driver uniforms, executive apparel and promotional items. Discover how Alan Plaisted, President of Southern Refreshment Services & 2006 NAMA Industry Person of the Year, has saved by partnering with L & L compared to uniform rentals and L & L offers the NAMA logo on all your apparel orders at no cost to you! Click here for details!


Bottled Waters Lose Their Effervescence
from BusinessWeek
The once red-hot bottled water industry has lost its sparkle. The $12-billion-a-year business has gotten whacked in the past year by the weak economy, an environmental backlash against plastic bottles, and competition from trendy canteens, often filled with tap water. That has left water marketers taking drastic steps to win back consumers, including a 3D Super Bowl ad and investments in the Fijian rain forest. More

Nutrition Standards Revolutionize School Lunches
from Chicago Tribune
Toasted Italian sub with roasted garlic sauce. Grilled chicken Caesar wrap with red onions and romaine. Wasabi beef stir fry. A recent lunch menu for Holland Public Schools in Michigan sounds more like entrees from your favorite corner bistro than a school cafeteria. Across the country the typical school lunch is changing as nutritionists and cooks head back to the kitchen to develop recipes that contain less fat, salt and sugar and more fruits and vegetables as part of a federal mandate tied to local funding for free and reduced-price lunches. More

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The Milk Price Crash is Here
from Susquehanna Independent
Recently, the price of milk used for bottling nose-dived down to $13.97 per hundredweight (cwt). This is a $5.02 per cwt (43 cents per gal.) decline from January's price of $18.99. Is this drop of prices as a result of consumers' cutting way back on using fluid milk? Of course not! In December 2008, there was more milk used for bottling purposes than there was for November 2008 in the Northeast. Then why the big decline in milk prices? More

Thinking About Making Your Business Green
from NH Department of Environmental Services
You've changed the light fixtures in your office to more efficient bulbs. You've instituted a double-sided printing policy. Where do you go from here on your path to green business? The Department of Environmental Services has just published an online handbook. The handbook has detailed checklists about managing energy use, reducing waste and more. Special project manager Bob Minicucci explains. Where did the idea for the workbook come from? We keep running into companies who want to do the right thing and who aren't quite sure what to do and where to start. Advising them to hire a consultant is not the best advice for everybody. More


Quality Coffee Certification at NAMA Spring Expo!
from NAMA
Today many coffee savvy consumers are looking and asking for better coffee in the work environment. Competition for premium coffee and that consumer driving to the office each morning is heating up. Take the opportunity to taste the different blends and single origin coffees from growing regions around the world. Attend the next QCCP session, April 15, at the NAMA Spring Expo in Las Vegas. Click here to register and save with the Early Bird Special!





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