Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently attended a conference session, sponsored by Bush Brothers & Company, that addressed the topic of meals and snacks. Consumer data … Continue reading

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Balanced but Practical Lunches for Teens: What-ever!

With school back in session, it’s lunch packing season. Now that you have a teenager, you know that the days of love notes and cutting sandwiches into fun shapes for your finicky child are over, but lunch still needs to … Continue reading

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Mix Up Some Fun and Fiber

General Mills recently sent me a gift with all of the fixings for a festive snack mix for the holidays. The recipe was developed by Rebecca from Foodie with Family and uses Cheerios® cereal, yogurt, honey, pistachios, yogurt covered pretzels, and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Boosting Plant-Based Foods for Kids and Adults

We all know the importance of eating lots of plant-based foods throughout our lives for good health. Plant-based foods are chock full of vitamins and minerals that help fight disease and are good for our whole body, from our hearts … Continue reading

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Overprocessed Information: Food Fights in the Exhibit Hall

I really enjoy attending my national associations annual conference. Every year I peruse the exhibits, passing by some booths, and stopping at others. I pick up some written material (new product info, or nutrition profiles) and also pick up some … Continue reading

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The Maze of Natural Snacks

“All natural”. What does that mean to you? For a few years now, food manufacturers like to use the word “natural” on product labels since consumers seem to gravitate toward it. Defining what’s natural is important, as is understanding that … Continue reading

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