WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NUTRITION AND FROZEN FOOD
Profile America — Thursday, March 24th. 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 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 690 packaged frozen food manufacturers produce nearly $32 billion worth of heat and eat products. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
National Nutrition Month/accessed 1/12/2016: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12728
Frozen Food Month/accessed 1/12/2016: http://www.nfraweb.org/resources/articles/details.aspx?ArticleId=58
Birdseye/accessed 1/12/2016: http://www.foodqualityandsafety.com/article/clarence-birdseyes-frozen-food-process-innovated-an-industry/?tzcheck=1
Frozen food development/accessed 1/12/2016:
Frozen food manufacturers/NAICS 31141:
Frozen food manufacturers value of shipments/NAICS 31141: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2014_31GS101&prodType=table
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).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau