SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Beverages that support healthy diets are among the world‘s fastest-growing food and beverage categories, according to a study released by ACNielsen Global Services here. What‘s Hot Around the Globe -- Insights on Growth in Food & Beverage products found that drinkable yogurts are the fastest-growing category purchased by consumers worldwide. “Drinkable yogurt is not only healthy and good tasting, but in many cases, the packaging offers the convenience and portability consumers crave,” said Jane Perrin, senior vice president and managing director for ACNielsen Global Services, in a statement. Eight other product categories experienced double-digit growth compared to 2005. They include fresh fish and seafood, alcoholic cider, fresh ready-to-eat salad, baby formula, dairy-based drinks, fresh/refrigerated soup/bouillon/stock, fresh herbs/spices/seasonings and frozen meal starters.