From the FDA unveiling its new “Nutrition Facts” labels, to research on the importance of purpose at work, below are the headlines that caught our attention in May.
ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…
FDA’s Redesigned Food Labels Feature Bigger Type, New Sugar Info (Fast Company)
This past month, the Food and Drug Administration released the design for the updated “Nutrition Facts” labels. The new labels will feature more prominent calorie and serving size information, updated daily values and information on added sugars. All food companies will have to begin using the new labels by July 26, 2018.
U.S. Worker Satisfaction Hits a 10-Year High (Inc. Magazine)
A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that job satisfaction in America is at its highest level in 10 years. This Inc. Magazine article attributes the uptick to an improving economy, greater levels of respect in the workplace and more fulfilling job incentives.
Getting Children More Physically Active Could Save Well Over $50 Billion (Forbes)
The 2016 Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit took place on Tuesday, May 17th in Washington, DC, outlining the potential benefits of an increase in physical activity to society, the economy, and business. See below.
You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work (Harvard Business Review)
Why do people, and increasingly Millennials, strive to find purpose at work and in their lives? Having a sense of purpose in our life is critical to well-being. In fact, in a recent longitudinal study researchers found that people who demonstrate a sense of purpose in their lives have a 15% lower risk of death.
BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…
-> This Business Move Cost CVS $2 Billion (But it Was the Smartest Decision It Could Have Made) (Inc. Magazine)
-> Why We Have Jimmy Kimmel to Thank for CVS’ Switch to Digital Receipts (AdWeek)
-> Nestlé Reduces Sodium in Products, Pivots Toward Healthier Solutions (BrandChannel)
-> Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Awards $20 Million in Grants to Accelerate Economic Opportunity in Six U.S. Cities (3BL Media)