Walmart Foundation, American Heart Association introduce Simple Cooking with Heart
DALLAS — In an effort to encourage Americans to cook low-cost, heart-healthy meals at home, the charitable arm of Walmart and the American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative.
The Simple Cooking with Heart program includes live demonstrations, online how-to videos, tips, recipes and free downloadable "host kits," which encourage people to host in-home parties to practice cooking simple, affordable and healthy meals with family, friends and neighbors, the Walmart Foundation and the American Heart Association said.
"At Walmart, we understand it’s vital to help families identify and purchase healthy foods and the American Heart Association is helping make that easier with its new program," Walmart senior director Joe Quinn said. "We are committed to bringing our customers healthier food in our stores at our everyday low price, and we are supporting innovative programs that support nutrition education. It will take both of these efforts to achieve real change."
Added Rachel Johnson, American Heart Association spokeswoman and Bickford professor of nutrition at the University at Vermont, "We must equip American families with basic culinary skills along with nutrition knowledge so they can know how to cook and eat at home. These changes will help the American Heart Association achieve its aggressive health impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by the year 2020," she said.
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Industry leader Art Nielsen passes away at 92
NEW YORK — Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.
Arthur C. "Art" Nielsen, Jr., 92, helped Nielsen create such innovations as consumer and performance surveys, market share, department and food index and television ratings, during his tenure as chairman and president. Nielsen’s father, Arthur C. Nielsen, founded the company in 1923. Nielsen, Jr., joined the company in 1945 and retired in 1983, according to the New York Times.
"Nielsen expresses its profound appreciation and gratitude for Art’s leadership and his legacy, which we proudly continue," the company said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of our 34,000 associates in more than 100 global markets are with the Nielsen family at this time."
Zarbee’s launches children’s cough and sleep drink
SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee’s on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.
Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which recent clinical studies have shown is more effective at relieving coughs associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses than dextromethorphan or diphenhydramine, the company claimed.
In addition to buckwheat honey, Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink contains immune-boosting vitamin C, zinc and elderberry and a small amount of melatonin. Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is gluten free, contains no alcohol, drugs or dyes, has no side effects and carries no risk of overdose.