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Help Customers #EatMoreFish

In 2016, the government released its latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). Updated every five years, the report reflects the latest in nutrition science and serves as a guide for educating consumers about what they should eat. The most recent DGAs have an encouraging narrative for Americans: small changes in diet and lifestyle can result in weight loss and… Continue reading Help Customers #EatMoreFish

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Lighter Pasta Offerings

Way Beyond WHEAT Traditionally, pasta is made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water (or eggs, for egg noodles) and formed into a shape. Today’s pasta, however, goes way beyond standard wheat noodles. For starters, there are non-wheat whole grain varieties, like corn, brown rice, quinoa or a blend of these grains, which… Continue reading Lighter Pasta Offerings

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Help Customers Punt off Tailgating Pounds

Help customers punt off those tailgating pounds this season with healthier, tastier versions of standard football fare. Sub in heart-healthy seafood for poultry and red meat in traditional tailgating dishes. Consumers will love these new twists that “up” the flavor-  and nutrient profile. Play these items on your fall menu: Salmon Sliders: Try salmon in… Continue reading Help Customers Punt off Tailgating Pounds

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Customers Eat With Their Eyes

The five senses play a significant role—either consciously or subconsciously—when it comes to food choice. While taste tends to rule as the king factor, the expression “eat with your eyes” still rings true, perhaps even more so with the growing trend of food blogs and mouthwatering food photography. A dish that looks more visually appealing… Continue reading Customers Eat With Their Eyes

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Lighten Your Brunch Menu with Seafood

More than 70 percent of Americans prefer healthier restaurant options than they did two years ago, according to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association. And, brunch is no exception. In their 2013 Breakfast Report, Technomic says, “consumers link breakfast with health.” “We know our guests are eating lighter, and seafood is heavily reflected… Continue reading Lighten Your Brunch Menu with Seafood

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Superfood Salads

Health continues to rank as a top motivator for consumer choices. In the world of increasingly health-conscious consumers, “superfood” lists have become extremely popular, and seafood tops nearly every one. Consider adding some of these other nutrient-dense “superfoods” to your salad to “up” the appeal and nutrition ante: Kale: This vitamin-packed veggie was mentioned 380 times… Continue reading Superfood Salads