Tag: healthy foods

76% of Consumers Want Healthier Food Offerings in Drugstores

"The self-care movement is playing a key role in reshaping health care in a way that drug store retailers and manufacturers can’t afford to ignore. Recent data from The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, in collaboration with Nielsen, shows that 18% of Americans reported health as a top concern, next only to the economy (22%) and immigration (19%)."

Consumers Buying More Superfoods for Medical Purposes

"While it is commonly understood that good nutrition promotes general health, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how their food and beverage choices can help them manage and, in some cases, reverse certain medical conditions, according to health and wellness research by The NPD Group. NPD finds that about a quarter of U.S. adults are trying to manage a health or medical condition by making healthy food and beverage choices."

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."

Retailers to Promote Positive Effects Eating Healthy has on Lifespan

"Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer, reports Harvard Health Publishing."

Retailers to Advertise Ice Cream Alternatives to Consumers Wanting to Eat Healthier

"Ice cream is one of America’s most popular desserts, reports Consumer Reports. Almost 90% of people surveyed by the market research firm Mintel said they had purchased it in the previous six months. As a cool finale to a Memorial Day cookout or a special sidekick to go with apple pie, it’s hard to beat. For health-conscious eaters, though, the high fat, sugars, and calorie counts prevent ice cream from being a regular snack, even during the dog days of summer."

Retailers to Promote Healthier Frozen Food Items

"In honor of National Frozen Food Day, Consumer Reports asked dietitians to share some pros and cons of frozen foods: products worth stocking your freezer with and pitfalls to avoid."

Promoting Slow Cookers Through Healthy Eating Desires

"Nutritionists advise preparing more of your meals at home, and for good reason: Doing so raises the nutritional quality of your diet, according to Consumer Reports. Studies have shown that home cooking fans may get more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and unhealthy fats than those who dine out, or do take out, frequently. And they tend to weigh less and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, too."

Bone Health Linked to Childhood Calcium Consumption

In honor of May's National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, The Dairy Alliance (formerly the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association) surveyed more than 1,000 parents in the Southeast to learn about their family's milk, yogurt and cheese consumption habits to understand the most pervasive myths about dairy.

Whole-Grain Products Increasing Their Market Share

Earlier this week, I blogged on reports of food marketers who are trying to increase demand from kids for healthier foods, mainly produce. Food marketers are also having success selling other healthy products to consumers. Recently published reports indicate that consumers are increasing their purchases of whole grain products, especially pasta and bread.