The Rise of Sweetener Substitutes The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar every day, translating to almost 60 pounds of added sugar per year, according to experts. That’s easy to understand when you realize that an estimated 74% of packaged foods have added sugars and there are 61 different names for sugars on … Read more Cutting Back On Sugar: Which Sweetener Alternatives Are Shoppers Choosing and Why?
By Jill Failla May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, when the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition encourages everyone to get outside and “Move in May.” And when it comes to exercising in the hot summer sun, in May and beyond, hydration is key. Knowing that many consumers turn to sports … Read more In Time for Summer, Sports Drinks Clean Up
By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN November is Diabetes Awareness Month, an opportunity for education and raising awareness around this metabolic disorder that affects over 30 million Americans.1 Here we’ll examine what diabetes is, how it affects the diets of its sufferers, and how relevant retail segments are performing at large. What is Diabetes? When we … Read more Key Category Insights for National Diabetes Awareness Month
by Jill Failla Can frozen desserts provide indulgent treats to please discerning health & wellness shoppers? Certainly! Natural frozen desserts that satisfy special diet needs – and even those claiming functional health benefits – are stealing share of the freezer shelf this summer. In the FZ ICE CREAM subcategory, items in SPINS’ Natural Positioning Group … Read more Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts This Summer and Beyond