A STUDY by the Hartman Group Inc, a food culture consultancy, previously reported that snacking made up about half of all eating times among consumers. Based on these results, it is clear that the culture of snacking is on the rise. To some, three meals a day are planned out and standard, but snacking has changed this – earning its status as the “fourth meal” of the day. Often grabbed on-the-go or sometimes as a square meal replacement, people snack for a variety of reasons, whether good or bad.
Regardless of the motive, it is always important to avoid mindless snacking as this can often lead to overeating and as a result, unnecessary weight gain or health issues.
Kershnee Kallee, Marketing Manager from Jungle, explains that it is important to have healthier options at the heart of your meal choices – even during snack time. “While there has been an improvement in terms of healthier options when it comes to what people eat during breakfast, lunch and dinner – it is usually during snacking times that we tend to add foods such as chips or chocolate which offer little nutrition.”