For the past 20 years, nutrition researchers have found that strawberries may reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke in women, reduce total and LDL (the bad) cholesterol, and improve blood pressure. Now, a new study builds on that research by demonstrating that the equivalent of one cup of berries reduced total and LDL cholesterol in overweight and obese men and women.
Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996 and are now aged 26 to 41. In numbers, they are a close second to the baby boomers – with approximately 72 million millennials here in America. A powerful food consumer. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February of this year, millennial households are buying more unprocessed foods, like fruits and vegetables, rather than processed foods such as pasta and chips.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for May 2022, prices for food-at-home has jumped about 12% over the past 12 months, the largest 12-month increase in 43 years. As a result of these increases, approximately 95% of US households said they are making changes to purchasing habits (Numerator, 2022) such as shifting where they shop and what they are buying. Retail RDNs can add significant value to their retailer by understanding these key shopping habit changes.
Upcycled foods are being touted as an easy way for consumers to prevent food waste via the products they buy as new high-quality products are created out of surplus food. It’s an innovative approach to the issue of food waste and is the first consumer product-based solution, making it scalable and economically sustainable. Here are 5 things you should know about upcycled foods:
With grocery costs at an all-time high and ongoing concerns about Covid, consumers are looking for ways to eat healthy while sticking to their budget. Guidance from retail RDNs can provide consumers with the tools needed to ensure their well-earned dollars are being spent on foods that provide nutritional benefits. Consider these shopper tips as you communicate with customers.