WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SNACK FOOD MONTH
Profile America — Friday, February 5th. February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, it is still the nation's number one killer — responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths annually. However, almost as if to prove that no good intention goes unpunished, February is also National Snack Food Month. Despite increasing health consciousness, snack foods still find a way to America's heart through its stomach. After the brief disappearance a couple of years ago of Twinkies, there are again some 606 snack food manufacturers across the country. About 45,000 people are employed in the nearly $33 billion a year business of testing America's willpower … or lack of it. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Heart disease: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
Snack food manufacturers/NAICS 31191: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Snack food employment and receipts/NAICS 31191: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_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