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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 5

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SNACK FOOD MONTH

Profile AmericaWednesday, 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 616,000 deaths annually. However, almost as if to prove that no good intention goes unpunished, February is also National Snack Food Month. And America truly "hearts" its snack foods. After the brief disappearance last year of Twinkies, there are again about 350 snack food manufacturers across the country in the $16 billion a year business of testing America's willpower or lack of it. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile app at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0120.pdf 
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/calendars/february.php 
http://www.census.gov/econ/industry/hierarchy/i31191.htm 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/23/twinkies-return/2450233/      http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_31I1&prodType=table 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_31I2&prodType=table NAICS 311919

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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