Fresh fruit No. 1 snack choice, study says - The Packer

Fresh fruit No. 1 snack choice, study says

01/18/2013 01:29:00 PM
Mike Hornick

The study scores consumers’ snack choices on multiple criteria, among them health and weight concerns; satisfying hunger; convenience; satisfying a craving; and habit.

It distinguishes snacking from grazing. Snacking is more of a social occasion than grazing, it says, and is less likely to include a beverage. Only one in four snacks is now consumed with a beverage. High-calorie, sugary fruit drinks and carbonated soft drinks have seen the largest declines in consumption, according to the report.

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Kellee Harris    
Package Containers, Inc - Canby, OR  |  January, 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Great news, and a sidenote - it would be interesting to correlate these stats to use of fruit as sports snacks with youth and/or adult athletic teams. As a recently "retired" girls soccer/volleyball/basketball/track/tennis/racquetball/softball/etc youth sports mom, my daughter's teams had a common practice of loading up coolers with fresh fruit as sports slices, grapes, small apples, cuties/tangerines, bananas, etc. This is not only nutritious snacking for maximum performance, but a great way to get everyone used to eating fruits as part of their regular diet!

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