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An analysis of purchase drivers from the 2017 Survey reveals six distinct groups of consumers, including foodies. These profiles help us understand how different consumers think about and shop for food beyond traditional demographics like age, income or gender.

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As the summer winds down, a fresh crispness lingers in the air. Fall is right around the corner. This also means students are getting ready to head off to college. Students face many new adjustments and responsibilities when they start school such as sharing a small space with a roommate they...
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These days, there are too many food myths to count. Even with so much noise out there, some common myths continue to capture our attention. Some of these common misperceptions center on monosodium glutamate, or MSG. It’s about time we expose a few of the common myths you may have heard. But first,...
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Food waste is a huge issue piling up on the world’s dinner plate. And, while the U.S. is fortunate to enjoy one of the most productive and plentiful food supplies in the world, our abundance has also created an enormous trash pile. Wasted food amounts to major environmental, sustainability, and...
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Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Between saying farewell to close friends and making sure you’ve packed your life away, it’s easy to overlook a few things during the big move. We know you have created a laundry list of essentials to bring along on this new journey. But there’s one thing...
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Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on stevia sweeteners. What is Stevia Leaf Extract and How is it Different than Sugar?...
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Including meat in your diet can provide many benefits. Meat contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B and E, as well as zinc and iron, that are essential for muscles and bone health. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines provide a glimpse into recommended protein intake and tell us that most Americans...
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About a week ago, I ordered my first jar of a casein protein supplement. Throughout five years of resistance training, I have consumed protein supplements maybe twice. So this purchase was kind of a big deal.  First of all, what is casein protein? Casein is one of the two main proteins found in...
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Foodies Sacrifice Cost and Convenience for Quality    2017 Food and Health Survey Finds that Foodies Are More Confident in Their Nutrition Know-How and Have Their Own Take on “Healthy”   (FULL RESOURCES PAGE) WASHINGTON, D.C.—You might describe yourself as a “foodie” if you post photos of your...
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Do you consider yourself a foodie? See how your foodie credentials compare to new insights from the 2017 Food & Health Survey. An analysis of purchase drivers from the 2017 Survey reveals six distinct groups of consumers, including foodies.  These profiles help us understand how different...
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Over the years, the Food and Health survey has found that consumers are concerned with sustainability when they make food and beverage purchases.  This year's survey is no exception. Consumers are looking to buy food products that are sustainably produced. The food industry aims to responsibly use...
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Summer time calls for barbecue, time at the pool and beach vacations. For any of these occasions, you may want to enjoy a nice slice of watermelon, a big bowl of strawberries, or a tall glass of lemonade. Where can you get the foods you need to have these summer delicacies? Why your local farmers...
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Low-FODMAP diets have getting some press lately!  But what exactly are they? For starters, “FODMAP” stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. (Obviously there’s an acronym for a reason). Oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols are...
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I am a big fan of documentaries- they are usually a good mix of entertainment and education (#nerdalert). But the latest documentary I watched, What the Health, missed the mark on both fronts for me. The film focused on promoting a vegan, plant-based lifestyle while denigrating all animal products...
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When most people think of processing and handling meat, they might think of a butcher carving tender cuts of meat or of dad grilling the perfect, medium-well steak. In reality, a lot more goes into getting meat safely to your plate. In order to enjoy a burger or a chicken wing, animals need to be...
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Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on aspartame. What is Aspartame and Where Did it Come From? Aspartame was discovered by...

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