Tag: fruit & vegetables

Specialty Food Stores to Promote Healthier Fruits to Sugar-Conscious Eaters

“With everything fruit has going for it (natural sweetness, beautiful colors, tons of nutrients) you’d think people would be eating loads of it. But only 12% of Americans get the 1½ to 2 cups of fruit that health experts recommend adults eat every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Local Produce Gaining in Importance Among Consumers

Locally-sourced products are quickly becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike, and in some cases, trumping organic options. Yet many consumers still aren’t eating the daily recommended amount of veggies. Educating consumers on how to prepare them, as well as reminding them that eating vegetables is a healthier way to get important vitamins than taking a pill, may increase product consumption.