Saturday, June 9, 2012

Food Trend Tidbits you may have missed this week.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans feel surgery drink companies contribute to high rates of obesity in the United States, same survey says; 51% think sugary drink companies unfairly target youth and minorities  (Yale Rude Center for Food Policy)

Fifty percent of Americans support or strongly support limiting soft drink servings sizes at restaurants to 16 oz., with support highest among African-Americans and in the Northeast region of the U.S.  (Center for Science in the Public Interest)

More than 76% of Americans do not feel that peanuts should be banned in schools, the same survey says the number of consumers under the age of 18 with food allergies is up 17% between 1997 and 2007.  (CDC)
Thirty-five percent of global drinkers believe that natural ingredients highly influential in encouraging them to pay more for alcoholic beverages. (

Seventy-six percent of United States consumers say they purchase salads at restaurants because they are looking for a healthier option. (Technomic)

Consumers in the United States spent 3% more at commercial foodservice outlets this past winter than they did a year ago, with over half of increase coming from increased ticket/check. (NPD Group)

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