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2011-03-07 07:15:00

DAVIS, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike any other energy bar, BRUBAR Energy Bars are primarily sweetened with all-natural barley malt. A lot of barley malt! Why? It's an excellent source of natural energy and the taste is a big hit with athletes and craft-brewed beer lovers as well. BRUBAR Energy Bars is the creation of Christian D'Souza, whose interest in brewing craft beer sparked the idea to merge two popular product categories: energy bars and craft beer. "Eating an energy...

2011-02-22 10:03:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food and lifestyle company, today announced the addition of Kashi® Golden Goodness(TM) to its growing family of tasty, all natural foods. Kashi Golden Goodness cereal is a delicious combination of flakes and clusters the whole family will love. It features Kashi's unique Seven Whole Grain blend and sweet corn baked into light, toasty flakes and paired with crispy, clusters - all sweetened...

2011-02-17 14:17:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While recent research shows that risk of heart disease can actually appear as early as age nine, according to recent research published in the American Heart Association's (AHA) journal, Circulation, a new survey by The Quaker Oats Company* reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans (61 percent) are unaware that risk factors for heart disease can begin before adulthood.(1) Quaker, a company dedicated to supporting heart health, wants to help...

2011-01-31 16:17:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, supports the updated Dietary Guidelines recommendations on the importance of whole grains and fiber in the diet issued today by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The Dietary Guidelines state, "consume at least half of all grains as whole grains." Research reveals that many Americans are not consuming enough whole grains, which can play an important part in...

2011-01-03 11:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® kicks off the new year with the introduction of its new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, a wholesome and balanced menu option available for customers at breakfast and throughout the day. Delivering two of the three recommended daily servings of whole grains and about a half cup of fruit, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald's first new breakfast offering since 2008. McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is prepared with...

2010-12-09 03:32:00

ZUG, Switzerland, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan on 8. December 2010, following an application from CreaNutrition AG submitted pursuant to Article 14 of the EC regulation on nutrition and health claims. According to the positive opinion of the EFSA panel for dietetic products, nutrition and allergies (NDA), foods...

2010-11-19 07:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Future of Television Forum - Fox Mobile Group (FMG), a division of News Corp's Digital Media Group, today announced that it has partnered with Post Foods, LLC to develop an eight-episode, original comedy series called 'Honey and Joy' for the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal brand to be available on mobile and online via Bitbop, FMG's commercial free, on-demand mobile TV service (www.bitbop.com and m.bitbop.com). FMG has also tapped renowned director,...

2010-10-27 12:15:00

BOSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan E. Lewis, Chairman of Overseas Adventure Travel (www.oattravel.com), today announced that OAT has been awarded a Global Vision Award by Travel + Leisure. In its sixth year, the Global Vision Awards honor companies and organizations that are making a difference in the traveler's world. Details are included in the magazine's November issue, currently on newsstands, and on www.travelandleisure.com. OAT's "Unraveling the Maya's Mysteries" tour is one of...

2010-10-25 09:25:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- From among thousands of contestants, Mom Cooks Gluten Free (http://www.momcooksglutenfree.com/) has been honored as one of the top 200 winners in StartupNation.com's 2010 Leading Moms in Business competition (www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business), sponsored by Infusionsoft (http://www.infusionsoft.com/). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/LA87427) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101025/LA87427) Over 709,000...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As America heads back-to-school this fall, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars is teaming up with Jordin Sparks and the nonprofit organization, Afterschool Alliance, to raise awareness of the importance of afterschool programs. Sparks is lending her voice to the Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks campaign to help generate support for afterschool programs and fuel activities with snacks made with whole grain to give kids a great start to the new school year. Jordin...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'