Survey shows fewer than 1 in 4 have “emotional” conversations about food
May 15, 2014
The number of Americans who consider healthfulness when purchasing their food and beverages has shown a significant uptick in the past two years, according to the Washington, D.C.-based International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2014 Food and Health Survey. The survey also evaluated the “emotional” conversations consumers have about food, finding that fewer than one in four have these conversations.
In the ballad “The Sweetest Thing,” the pop rock band U2 sang about how love is the sweetest thing, but when it comes to the beverage market, the sweetest thing also is the biggest thing. Across 13 ingredient categories, sweeteners accounted for 85 percent of the 46.4 million tons of ingredients used in beverages in 2011, according to an April 2013 report by Chicago-based Euromonitor International titled “Beverage Ingredients: Trends and Influences.”
To provide consumers with a healthy and flavorful juice option for children, Nestle USA launched Juicy Juice Fruitifuls, which is a line of all-natural juice drinks with 35 percent less sugar than regular juice and a full serving of fruit in each single-serve carton.