6am Show: April 30, 2016 – Dr. Maya Warren from Pinkberry & Melissa Sullivan from Mayflower’s Moving Haven & Eric Lyman from ALG TrueCar Inc. & Dr. David Atkins from the Department of Veterans Affairs
6am Show Guests:
Dr. Maya Warren, PH.D., is the Lead Food Scientist at Pinkberry! Innovating on current trends, Pinkberry is providing more choices for its customers. Dairy-free Pinkberry has no dairy, no gluten and no added sugars. Strawberry Just Fruit Swirl is simply made with real fruit and offers three of the recommended daily servings of fruit in a medium size. The latest flavor to launch is Coconut Milk Swirl. Maya Warren tells us about Pinkberry’s new thoughtfully handcrafted products and how prioritizing freshness and avoiding processed foods free of dairy, added sugar and gluten can help people enjoy better-for-you snacks and treats that taste as good as they make you feel.
Melissa Sullivan, Mayflower’s Moving Haven and Director of Marketing Communications, is an expert on the latest U.S. moving trends! She provides some tips to those planning to make a move. According to the soon to be released Mayflower Movers Insights survey, one in five Millennials have moved to a new city in the past year. Of Millennials who have moved, nearly half identified “love” as a reason for moving, many moved for the “culinary scene” and selection of family activities. A former broadcast producer, Melissa is an experienced and vibrant speaker who can connect with audiences with plenty of stories about the relocation process and data on just who’s packing up and why. As a Millennial, Melissa is living proof of the moving trends found in the 2016 Mayflower Movers Insights Study and can discuss how her own personal moving experiences reflect the study!
Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for ALG and top industry analyst at ALG parent company TrueCar, Inc., oversees the consulting group and residual value forecast for ALG and provides thought leadership and data analysis for media and other external stakeholders for TrueCar. This week, he tells us about eco-friendly cars: their consumer benefits and misconceptions. With Earth Day on our minds, listeners will be glad to know that thanks to low gas prices, state and federal rebate programs and automaker incentives, it’s easy for Americans to drive green!
April is National Minority Health Month
Dr. David Atkins, Acting Chief Research and Development Officer in the Department of Veterans Affairs, is here to tell us about Health Care Access and Quality for Minority Veterans. Health care is distributed unevenly in the United States, and minority populations often receive less care than others, or care of lesser quality. Members of minority communities have higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. During National Minority Health Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs t is highlighting how it has been committed to researching and eliminating health disparities in the minority community for over 30 years. The theme for this year is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Visit www.research.va.gov for more info!