Why is there an increase of demand for healthy snack options while traditional snack demand is decreasing?

Research Question 1: Why do people choose healthy snacks?

Healthy snacks provide nutrients that our bodies need throughout the day. Unhealthy snacks contribute to obesity and diseases. American adults are choosing to eating better, by making better use of available nutrition information, and consuming fewer calories coming from fat and saturated fat, consuming less cholesterol and eating more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (usda.gov, 2017).

IQ1: What makes a healthy snack?

Doiron (2013), a healthy snack needs to provide a range of vitamins and nutrients within a limited number of calories.

IQ2: Which snacks are best?

IQ3: Why choose organic?

IQ4: Why choose natural?

IQ5: Why choose savory?


American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods, Consuming Healthier Diets | USDA. (2017). Usda.gov. Retrieved 30 September 2017, from https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2014/01/16/american-adults-are-choosing-healthier-foods-consuming-healthier

DOIRON, R. (2013). Healthy Snacking 101. Mother Earth Living, 1(4), 38-41.