The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet  (Signs of Improvement)

The Top 10 Foods & Beverages in the American Diet (Signs of Improvement)

NPD, a consumer marketing research firm has recently published its 28th annual Eating Patterns in America Report. The findings appear cautiously optimistic as the authors found a few positive trends: The rate of obesity seems to be leveling off, after … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

Who Snacks More, Men or Women?

The answer – women. On average, women snack 3.1 times a day, with men only 2.7. That works out to 3 more snacks per week for the ladies. This information was collected by the NPD group, a consumer insight company. … Continue reading

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Paula Deen and the Fallacy of Moderation

Paula Deen and the Fallacy of Moderation

This a guest blog post by Carol Plotkin, MS, RD, CDN Moderation is a word that has been used quite often when describing healthy eating and drinking patterns. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines moderation as avoidance of extremes or tending toward average. What does … Continue reading

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And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

And the Food of the Decade (2000-2009) is…

Yogurt. – Say who? Harry Belzer. – Who is Harry Belzer, and how did he come to this conclusion? Mr. Belzer is a senior executive at NPD group, a market research group, who’s been following the food industry for decades: … Continue reading

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