Food not only plays an important role in keeping us healthy, but also brings enjoyment and comfort to our lives. Our approach to nutrition and health is practical, realistic and focused on three broad areas: portion and calorie control, dietary variety and heart health.
Understanding food portions and calories is a proven way to help manage body weight. That’s why Conagra Brands offers a wide range of foods with right-sized portions and reasonable calories per serving. About 200 of our single-serve meals and entrées across brands including Healthy Choice,® Banquet,® Marie Callender’s,® Kid Cuisine,® Chef Boyardee® and Blakes have 450 or fewer calories per meal, making portion and calorie control easy during meal time. We also offer many sizes and varieties of snacks and desserts in portion-controlled single servings, providing consumers with convenient, portion controlled snacks between meals.
Eating a variety of foods from each of the food groups is one of the fundamental principles of eating well. Nutrition research shows that many people come up a little short when it comes to certain foods. For example, compared to recommended intakes, adults eat only about one-fifth of the amount of whole grains, one-half of the amount of beans and two-thirds of the amount of vegetables they should.1 Conagra Brands makes many varieties of foods and snacks to help consumers fill the gaps on shortfall foods.
Because heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the U.S. 2, maintaining a healthy heart is a top priority for consumers. At Conagra Brands, we make more than 200 varieties and sizes of foods that meet the highest federal government standards for promoting heart health. Foods including Healthy Choice® meals, Hunt’s® tomatoes, Orville Redenbacher’s® SmartPop popcorn, and varieties Van Camp’s,® Rosarita® and Ranch Style® beans, Egg Beaters®, and Alexia® vegetable side dishes can be part of an overall heart-healthy diet because they offer controlled amounts of saturated and trans-fats, cholesterol and sodium.
1Advisory Committee Report on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)