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Dec. 23, 2009
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Second Update: Government Group Proposes Limiting Food Ads to Children
from Dow Jones via CNN
A federal working group on Tuesday proposed limiting food advertising aimed at children to only healthy foods amid concerns current marketing practices are influencing children's eating habits and enlarging the nation's obesity epidemic. More     E-mail article

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Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Website!
from NAMA
www.NAMAVoice.com is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at nmonroe@vending.org. Valuable Feature: Click here for the most current Legislative Alert     E-mail article


Coffee

An Easier Way to Get Coffee: Single Serve
from Romancing the Bean
"I love my single serve coffee brewer because it makes the kind of coffee that I want and it makes it fast," said a 20-something woman during some research conducted recently on single serve. The explosion of single serve coffee on the market and the development of sophisticated single serve brewers has made single serve coffee an increasingly viable option for both home and commercial environments. More    E-mail article


Business/Industry

Dr. Pepper

Delaware Business: Bringing Nutritional Value to Vending Machines
from The News Journal
When the next snack attack strikes, Robin Crawford hopes you'll be willing to drop a few coins in the never-ending struggle to drop a few pounds. Instead of Doritos and a Mountain Dew, how about a bag of Veggie Straws and a Vitamin Water? Before you push the vending machine button for a Milky Way, why not try an all-natural chocolate chip cookie dipped in dark chocolate? More    E-mail article

Giving Water a Powdered, Flavored Spin
from The New York Times
The phrase “just add water” is a staple on packages for convenience foods, an enticement that pancakes, ranch dressing, or macaroni and cheese are simply a turn of the faucet away. But a new campaign by Crystal Light, the sugarless powdered drink mix made by Kraft, turns that approach on its head, stressing not that water adds life to Crystal Light, but that Crystal Light adds life to water. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Companies Should Focus on Healthcare as Much as Environment, Says Survey
from GreenBiz.com
Americans believe that companies should be at least as actively involved in maintaining and improving health as it has been in maintaining and improving the environment, and say they are more likely to purchase from, recommend, and invest in companies that act on health issues, according to a new survey. More    E-mail article


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NAMA News

Requesting Nominations Before Feb.1 Deadline!

The 2010 NAMA Industry Awards will be presented during the NAMA OneShow on Thursday, April 29 at a special ceremony hosted by former NFL Coach Mike Ditka! This exciting event has a new location – right on the trade show floor on Center Stage at 4:30 pm so everyone attending the OneShow will have the opportunity to share in the celebration. Click here to submit an online nomination!


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Merry Christmas 2009





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