U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 19

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FRIDAY, JULY 19: BABY FOOD FESTIVAL

Profile America — Friday, July 19th.  It's time to pass the strained peaches or maybe the junior green beans.  Fremont, Michigan is celebrating the 23rd annual National Baby Food Festival, which concludes tomorrow. The town of 4,000 is home to the Gerber Baby Food Company, and is welcoming thousands of visitors to enjoy entertainment as well as baby food eating contests by adults and a baby crawl race. Today in the U.S., there are more than 4 million babies being cradled or held in parents' laps for their feedings. More than 12 million others ages 1 through 3 have graduated to high chairs and are transitioning from baby food. Companies engaged in specialized canning, including baby foods, generate $9 billion in sales annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  www.michigan.org/events/national-baby-food-festival-1
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 11
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 311422

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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