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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 18: Nutrition and Frozen Food





WASHINGTON, March 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

NUTRITION AND FROZEN FOOD

Profile AmericaSaturday, March 18th. A number of various causes are recognized in March. Two of these seem to go hand in hand, or hand to mouth — National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month. The goal of the first is to make consumers aware of just how easy it is to eat healthy meals. And one of the ways this is possible is because of frozen food. Developed by Clarence Birdseye, the first commercially available items were quick-frozen fish fillets in 1925. Frozen food became increasingly popular as refrigerated freight trains and trucks were able to carry it to all parts of the nation. Today in the U.S., some 709 packaged frozen food manufacturers produce over $32 billion worth of heat and eat products. You can find more facts about America’s people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.

Sources: 
National Nutrition Month/accessed 1/5/2017: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12728 
Frozen Food Month/accessed 1/5/2017: http://www.nffc.com/es/news/march-national-frozen-food-month 
Birdseye/accessed 1/5/2017: http://www.foodqualityandsafety.com/article/clarence-birdseyes-frozen-food-process-innovated-an-industry/?tzcheck=1 
Frozen food development/accessed 1/5/2017:
http://www.nfraweb.org/resources/articles/details.aspx?ArticleId=18 
Frozen food manufacturers/ American Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31141:  
https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~31141 
Frozen food manufacturers value of shipments/American Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31141: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2015/31GS101//naics~31141

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu). 

 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau





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