I’m on a panel for the NYAS’s conference on Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare: Opportunities for Self-Reflection and Action, June 24-25. Location: 7 World Trade Center. 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor. Information and registration are here. My panel is on the 25th at 10:45 a.m. , Session VI: Hot topic discussion: getting to the truth in nutrition science. Other panelists are Mona Calvo fro Penn State, Mehmood Khan from Life Biosciences, and Linda Van Horn from Northwestern. Moderator is Julia Belluz from Vox.
Happy Food Politics Halloween
No getting around it. It’s candy time again.
Researchers (somebody has to do this) tell us that candy popularity varies by state.
Here are a few items I’ve been collecting for this occasion.
- This is America’s most popular Halloween candy—and, no, it’s not candy corn: Black licorice is America’s favorite Halloween candy.That’s a trick, not a treat.Actually, the country’s No. 1 sweet for All Hallows’ Eve is… Read more.
- Halloween 2019: A snapshot of new treats from America’s candy pros: From ethical chocolate to glow-in-the-dark wrappers, the industry offers trick-or-treaters a plethora of new options and old standbys to celebrate on October 31. Read more
- Halloween increases demand for Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls: Premium sweet brand Uncle Joe’s says it is looking at a 10% rise in demand for its Halloween and bonfire night treacle toffee in the run up to this year’s celebrations. Read more
- Halloween 2019: NCA champions informed choices and portion control: The National Confectioners Association launched Halloween Central, an online hub packed with candy stats and resources to help parents navigate healthy choices with their children. Read more
Best of all is the candy industry’s advice for Halloween.
“Since there are many treats being handed out on Halloween, it’s a good time to keep balance in mind. Also, be sure to check out our 2019 press release.”
As families gear up to go trick-or-treating, the National Confectioners Association is keeping consumers in mind with Halloween Central, a digital resource offering a variety of tools to help consumers understand the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle.
Trick or treat!