Healthy Snack Market in New York City Keeps Growing

Healthy Snacks in New York City

It appears that many Americans have come to the conclusion that eating healthy snacks is the better way to go. Healthy snacks help prevent overeating, keep blood sugar levels stable, provide nutrients, and lower the risk for certain cancers and diseases. The shift in snack preferences has also been observed by executives in the New York food and beverage industry.

According to Anchin, Block & Anchin, an accounting firm in New York City, a 2017 poll found that 46 out of 80, or 56 percent, of industry executives questioned foresee healthy snacks at the top of the list for product category expected growth. With the increased availability of knowledge about how to stay healthy and the wide variety of healthy foods available, this projection is not unexpected.

The challenge will be to meet the demands for healthy choices. Not only do New York City residents and visitors look for healthy snacks when catching a flight, or traveling via the train or subway, but they also want to enjoy healthy snacks at their desk or between office meetings. On the surface, it may seem that the reason behind the demand for healthy snacks is same for everyone, but the reasons why an individual chooses a particular product is quite varied. Often the reason is a unique combination of factors related to the snacks’ packaging and the snack itself.

Packaging preferences typically fall into one of the following five categories:

  • Transparent
    • easy to see item in packaging
    • upfront and straightforward about ingredients, including nutritional values
  • Portable
    • easy to carry in a briefcase, backpack, or purse without damaging the snack or breaking the container
    • not too heavy
  • Resealable
    • easy to repeatedly open and close
    • important if the snack is also to be portable
  • Sustainable
    • made from biodegradable, recycled, recyclable, renewable sources
    • clearly marked disposable instructions on packaging   
  • Contain information about the snack on the label
    • fair trade product or local sourcing
    • simple ingredients (claims and certifications) 

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Snacks, on the other hand, must have enough variety to be consumed by a diverse group of individuals, and at the same time, meet a few basic requirements. How a product tastes is often the first criteria an individual uses to determine if they are going to eat something again. New York City consumers want to try products with innovative and global flavors. Ingredients should be fresh not processed and have a purpose. Snacks are often chosen because one or more of its ingredients is a source of energy like naturally occurring caffeine, protein, or complex carbohydrate, and or provides specific nutrients such as those from vegetables, superfoods, protein, or healthy fats.

A great way to help your New York City employees or students eat healthy is to include vending machines with healthy snacks and beverages in your office break room or school lunchroom. Healthy Vending offers a large selection of all-natural and organic products as well as different vending options that range from free vend to traditional vending to help meet your organization’s needs. For more information, contact us at 917.572.3671.

New York City Employees Crave Healthy Snacks

Healthy Vending Machine Snacks in New York City

The increase in demand for healthy snacks is not only about which ingredients are in a snack; it is also about the ingredients that aren’t there. According to Mintel, a global market research firm, 84 percent of consumers want to reduce the amount of natural sugar and artificial sweetener in their diets. Participants indicated that weight management and future health concerns were the top reasons to cut sugar. In fact, 31 percent of participants agreed that removing sugar from their diet causes more weight loss than cutting out fat. Millennials or 18 to 34 year olds had additional concerns about sugar and its negative impact on dental health and the appearance of their skin.     

Decreasing the amount of sugar consumed has many more positive effects on a New York City individual’s health than the few previously mentioned. Some additional health benefits of eating less sugar are

  • lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol (LDL) levels,
  • decrease risk of fatty liver disease, diabetes, and heart attack,
  • Lower chances of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia,
  • improved cognitive function, memory, and responsiveness,
  • increased energy levels.

Avoiding sugar isn’t always as easy as it sounds though. Sugar is frequently hidden in products that aren’t usually associated with sugar. It is also referred to by other names and found in many different forms including molasses, organic cane sugar, fruit juice concentrate, malt sugar, corn syrup, honey, syrup, and words ending in “ose” dextrose, lactose, maltose, fructose, glucose, and sucrose.

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The following suggestions are a few ways that can help New York City employees and students choose healthy snacks and reduce sugar consumption:

  • check the ingredient list for hidden sugar
  • eat as close to natural as possible
  • check the nutrition label to see how much sugar is actually in the product
  • gradually lower your sugar intake
  • eat more protein and healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and olives
  • drink naturally flavored seltzer water as an alternative to sugary beverages

The increase in demand for snacks and beverages with less sugar has led to new, easy-to-find, healthier choices including kombucha teas and drinking vinegars. Since New York City employees are looking for a wide variety of flavors and sweetness levels, there are many new opportunities to offer healthy snacks and beverages at all sweetness levels in the office break room.

Consider offering all of your New York City employees and students the chance to enjoy a healthy snack or beverage while at work or at school. Whether enjoying a can of flavored carbonated water or a healthy snack from the vending machine, there is an option for everyone. For more information about adding healthy snacks and beverages to your office break room or school lunchroom or updating your current vending machine options, call Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671.

Healthy Snacks in New York City are Here to Stay

Healthy Snacks in New York City Most New York City employees have changed their approach to snacking. Now, they seek out natural, healthy snacks while at work. Healthy snacking has gone from being a fad to being considered “normal” behavior. The switch gradually occurred as Millennials joined the workforce and has since changed the way everyone approaches snacking. Tom Ennis, CEO of Amplify Snack Brands, recently stated that “Millennials have set the quality bar high for better-for-you snacks, and consumers deserve nothing less.” Millennials are also teaching their children to choose healthier snacks as well as convincing many individuals in older generations to go healthy.

Be the Change

Rather than only considering the information on the front of a vending machine snack package, New York City employees are interested in the ingredient list and nutritional information on the back of the package. What are the ingredients? Are they clean or natural? How many calories are in this snack? How much sugar or fat per serving? The answers to these questions play an important role in helping the consumer decide if a specific snack is the best one for them, and each person will have different set of answers when considering the following questions. Will this snack boost my energy level, maintain my blood sugar, or provide the nutrients that I need?

To meet the evolving demand and expectations put on snacks, it is time to re-think the vending machine snack inventory. Start by considering your New York City employee behavior. Notice which items they are currently choosing. Survey them and ask for feedback about existing choices and future wishes. Professors and administrative staff at a college in California took it one step further and petitioned the college president for healthier choices in vending machines as they were concerned about the connection between sugary snacks and poor classroom performance.

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Be Proactive

If New York City employees haven’t asked about including healthy snacks in the break room vending machine, ask them for their opinion. There is often a gap between “new to market” and “new to the vending market,” and employees may not realize that healthy snack and beverage options are available. It’s time to change the perception of vending machines and teach everyone that the words healthy snack and vending machine are not mutually exclusive.

Set your organization apart from the rest by offering healthy snacks and beverages in your New York City break room vending machine. Break rooms with healthy snack options are a highly valued benefit. Employees appreciate an employer who considers their health. Free Vending, providing vending machine snacks and beverages at zero or a reduced cost, with healthy choices also shows employees that employers are concerned about their personal finances. Both of these can lead to an increase in employee loyalty.

To learn more about adding healthy snack and beverage choices to your office break room vending machine, call Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671 for more information. We’d love to help you make the switch

New York City, Don’t Forget to Eat Some Dark Chocolate Today

Healthy Vending Machine Snacks in New York City

It looks like New York City employees can add another benefit to the list of reasons why they should enjoy chocolate as a healthy snack—fewer irregular heartbeats. A recent study performed in Denmark by a group of Danish and American scientists found that participants who consumed two to six servings per week of chocolate made with at least 30 percent cocoa solids had an 11 to 20 percent lower chance of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heartbeats. AF negatively affects over 12 million people in the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU), and increases the likelihood that a stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, or dementia will occur.

Chocolate, as a category, is made from different combinations of cocoa solids, cocoa butter, cocoa bean powder, sugar, and milk powder. Out of all of the ingredients, cocoa is the one that benefits cardiovascular health. In addition to antioxidants, cocoa contains flavonoids which perform a variety of jobs such as helping control insulin sensitivity, improving blood flow, and protecting the skin against UV damage. For chocolate to provide the most benefit, it needs to be made with a higher percentage of cocoa, and avoid processing methods such as fermenting, alkalizing, and roasting that cause important flavonoids to be lost.

Of all of the types of chocolate available in New York City, dark chocolate meets those criteria the best. But it is still important to check each bar of chocolate for the percentage of cocoa solids because those can vary. For example, in the EU, milk chocolate must contain a minimum of 30 percent cocoa solids while in the U.S., a minimum of 10 percent is required for the chocolate to be considered milk chocolate. Dark chocolate also has different requirements between the two locations—43 percent cocoa solids in the EU and 35 percent in the U.S. So, how do these percentages play out when it comes to the ingredients of dark, milk, and white chocolate?

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Dark chocolate is made from the highest percentage of cocoa solids (the part that contains the flavonoids), cocoa butter, sugar, and cocoa bean powder. A different research study performed by researchers at the University of Copenhagen found that dark chocolate decreased cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods. Fewer cravings can help the New York City employee stick to their healthy eating plan. Milk chocolate contains a smaller percentage of cocoa solids and cocoa butter than dark chocolate plus milk powder and more sugar. The milk powder and decreased amount of cocoa creates a smoother and sweeter chocolate than dark chocolate, but it also has fewer flavonoids. White chocolate is made from sugar, milk, and the smallest quantity of cocoa butter, so it doesn’t include any flavonoids.

Enjoying a small amount of dark chocolate with a cup of coffee in the afternoon not only provides health benefits, but it also creates a moment of relaxation and a caffeine boost for New York City employees. That is a benefit for everyone. A convenient location to offer dark chocolate is in a office break room or school lunchroom vending machine. To learn more about vending machine snack (including chocolate) and beverage options contact Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671.

Does Your Snack Meet New York City Nutritional Standards?

Healthy Snacks in New York City

The movement to require healthy snack and beverage alternatives in vending machines at government locations has expanded far beyond its birthplace of San Jose, CA. Washington’s Top News recently reported about a new policy in Prince George’s County, MD that requires vending machines in county locations such as county offices and libraries to include healthy options. Council members and health advocates believe the changes will help combat diseases linked to poor nutrition. Prince George’s County is following in the steps of Montgomery County and Howard County by requiring that 50 percent of the options in vending machines meet the American Heart Association’s nutritional recommendations.   

A closer east coast neighbor began the process of developing nutritional standards for vending machine snacks and beverages shortly after they were enacted in San Jose, CA. Established in 2008, New York City’s current law, Executive Order 122, explains the nutritional guidelines for snacks and beverages that are sold in vending machines at government locations. As with Prince George’s County, New York City officials were focused on developing nutritional requirements for snacks and beverages that would help decrease the “risk of chronic diseases related to poor nutritional intake” (NYC Health, n.d.).

In the almost 10 years since the law was enacted, city officials have redesigned the snack, meal, and beverage nutritional standards to be more specific and easier to understand. For snacks sold in vending machines in government locations, the following standards must be met:

  • Require snacks meet all of the following criteria, per package:
    • Calories: no more than 200 calories
    • Total fat: no more than 7 grams
      • Nuts, seeds, nut butters and cheese are exempt
      • Products containing nuts or nut butters are exempt
    • Saturated fat: no more than 2 grams
      • Trans fat: 0 grams trans fat
    • Sodium: no more than 200 mg
      • Cottage cheese: no more than 400 mg
    • Sugar: no more than 10 grams
      • Fruit and vegetable products with no added sugar are exempt
      • Yogurt: no more than 30 grams sugar per 8 ounces
    • Fiber: contain at least 2 grams of fiber, if product is grain/potato-based (e.g. granola bars, crackers, pretzels, cookies, chips)
  • Require calorie information is posted for each food item, as packaged.
  • For programs serving children age 18 and under: products cannot contain artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or other non-nutritive sweeteners (e.g. stevia, erythritol).
  • Recommend or limit grain/potato-based snacks to no more than 50% of the food items in a machine.

Healthy Snacks in New York City

Finding a vending provider that is able to meet those standards is not as challenging as one might think. Healthy Vending offers many types of snacks and beverages that meet New York City’s nutritional requirements including a selection of all-natural and organic snacks and beverages. Whether you are looking to add variety to your office break room or school lunchroom vending machines or are starting from scratch, we can help. For more information about providing healthy snacks and beverages for your employees or students, please call Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671.

 

NYC Health. (n.d.). NYC Food Standards. Retrieved from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/nyc-food-standards.page

New York City, Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

Healthy Snacks in New York CityIt’s no surprise that New York City consumers are not eating enough fruits and vegetables during a day to get the optimum amount of health benefits. Scientists from Imperial College London found that to get the best health benefits, individuals need to consume 10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. That is a lot more than the minimum number of five servings per day that the USDA recommends.

To understand which fruits and vegetables to add to your daily diet, it is important to learn more about your potential choices, whether conventional or organic. Information about nutritional values, the health benefits of specific produce, preparation methods, and the pros and cons of different growing practices is just a click away.

Recent research indicates that the demand for organic fruits and vegetables has increased as organic fruits and vegetables account for the largest organic food segment. In 2015, they led the global organic food market with 37% of the revenue. As Janice Kresin writes in The Packer, the draw to organic produce is in its connection to the consumer’s health. “When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, organic produce attracts consumers because it ties the concept of healthful options for consumers and the environment to the growing awareness of chemicals put on foods.”

During the first half of 2017, the top 10 fruits and vegetables purchased, in descending order, are bananas, apples, grapes, strawberries, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots, and lettuce. Each one of these offers specific vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can benefit a different part of the New York City consumer’s body.

Fruit
  • bananas: source of potassium; help lower blood pressure
  • apples: source of flavonoids, an antioxidant; lower risk of developing diabetes and asthma
  • grapes:  source of resveratrol, an antioxidant; help prevent heart disease and may reduce the spread of breast, stomach and colon cancer cells
  • strawberries: great source of antioxidants; help decrease inflammation and hardened arteries
  • oranges: source of folate, a vitamin for pregnant women, and hesperidin, a phytochemical that can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels
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Vegetables
  • potatoes: source of soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamin C, and B-complex; help lower plasma LDL cholesterol keep blood sugar stable
  • tomatoes: source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; protect against cancers and ultra-violet (UV) rays; protects eyes from “age-related macular related macular disease” (ARMD)
  • onions: source of chromium, quercetin (an antioxidant), vitamin C, and B-complex; help control diabetes, offer anti-inflammatory properties and help with brain health
  • carrots: source of carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-complex, copper, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants; help protect against skin, lung, and oral cavity cancers, maintain eye health, and help maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth, and gums
  • lettuce: source of vitamins and minerals; help prevent osteoporosis and iron-deficiency anemia, and protect against cardiovascular diseases, ARMD, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancers

To maintain a healthy diet, it is important for both New York City adults and students to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. One way to add in an extra serving of fruits and vegetables is to choose healthy snacks and beverages at the office or at school that are made from fruits and vegetables. Whether you need to change your current healthy snack and beverage choices, or if you’ve never considered offering all-natural and organic products in your office break room vending machine or school lunchroom, Healthy Vending can help. Contact us at 917.572.3671 for more information.

New York City, Meet the Gluten-Free Snack

Gluten Free Snacks in New York City

With the number of New York City individuals who have to navigate life without gluten because of an illness like Celiac Disease, it is helpful to know that gluten-free foods are now more readily available. A recent report from Research and Markets, Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S. 6th Edition, projected that sales of gluten-free foods in the following categories—Salty Snacks, Crackers, Fresh Bread, Pasta, Cold (ready-to-eat) Cereal, Baking Mixes, Cookies, Flour, and Frozen Bread/Dough—are expected to grow to more than $2 billion by 2020. That is a lot of gluten-free food and snacks.

So, what exactly is gluten? The Celiac Disease Foundation defines gluten as “a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye.” Gluten behaves as the glue that holds food together. Several different categories of ingredients such as fruit, vegetables, and protein do not naturally have gluten. Creating snacks and other grain-based products requires additional knowledge about how each gluten-free ingredient works as the many of the frequently used grains contain gluten.

There are, however, many plant-based gluten-free ingredient options that are now being used to create healthy, tasty, and filling snacks. The following are a few that New York City employees might be familiar with:

Whole Grain, Gluten-Free Ingredients

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat groats (or kasha)
  • Corn (maize)
  • Gluten-free oats
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Sorghum
  • Teff
  • Wild Rice/Brown Rice
Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Ingredients
  • Arrowroot
  • Pulses (beans, lentils & chickpeas)
  • Cassava
  • Chia
  • Flax
  • Nut flours
  • Soy
  • Tapioca
  • White Rice 

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Researchers from Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S., 6th Edition found that “pulse-based [ingredients] are particularly valuable in improving the nutrient quality of gluten-free products, as they are richer in fiber, protein, and micronutrients than GF [gluten-free] staples rice and tapioca flour. The appeal of ancient and sprouted grains is much like that of pulses. For food processors [or manufacturers], these ingredients provide whole food, plant-based protein sources that enhance appearance, deliver unique tastes and textures, pack a nutritional wallop, and invite variety and innovation.”

With such a wide variety of ingredients and the different ways that they can be used, the availability of tasty gluten-free snacks in New York City vending machines has grown to include many different salty and sweet snack choices. Salty snacks now include pretzels made from whole-grain sorghum flour and puffs made with chickpea flour and rice flour. Cookies are made with rice flour or oat flour, while crackers are made using almond flour, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds.

Have you considered offering both gluten-free and traditional snacks and beverages for your employees and students? Healthy Vending offers both traditional options as well as products that are certified gluten-free for those who need gluten-free snacks and beverages. We can also help you determine the best mix of choices to offer in your office break room or school lunchroom. For more information, contact Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671.

The New Meal in New York City

Healthy Snacks in New York City

By previous standards, it wouldn’t be considered a meal. It isn’t always consumed at traditional meal times or eaten at a table. But according to those between the ages of 18 and 35 (Millennials), it contributes to their daily nutritional needs and functions as a meal.

What is it?

It is a wholesome snack. Millennials are eating a lot of snacks. 92 percent of individuals recently surveyed by Surveygoo said they replace a meal with a snack at least once a week. 50 percent do it four times a week and 26 percent, do it seven times per week. That is a lot of snacking.

Since Millennials are now the largest segment of the population in the U.S. workforce, New York City employers need to reexamine their break room snack and beverage options. At the top of the list of preferred ingredients for wholesome snacks are whole grains, real fruit pieces, and nuts. These healthy ingredients are not just beneficial for Millennials. They are better for everyone. When researching different snack options for your employees, here are three things to consider:

Nutritional Needs
  • Will it stop hunger between meals?
  • Will it help me to stay hydrated?
  • Will it help me to manage my health and diet?
Refuel or Energy Pick-Me-Up
  • Will it give me an energy boost?
  • Will it increase my mental focus?
  • Will it help decrease stress?
Ingredients
  • Whole Grains (oats, brown rice, millet, and quinoa)
  • Plant-Based Proteins (legumes, nuts, and seeds)
  • Fruits and Vegetables (berries, apple, and sweet potato)
  • Low in Sugar

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Each of these areas can offer benefits when considered on their own. However, when they are considered as a group, the benefits can reach even further. A snack with healthy ingredients that fulfills nutritional needs, keeps an employee hydrated, and improves mental focus positively impacts that individual’s health as well as increases creativity and productivity. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Have you considered including wholesome snacks in your New York City office break room or school lunchroom? Whether you are just beginning your office break room journey or would like to update your vending machine selections, we can help you with that. Contact Healthy Vending at 917.572.3671 for more information.

Are Healthy Choices Standard in New York City?

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Have you noticed an increase in the number of organic options at your local grocery store over the past several years? If you thought you did, you weren’t imagining it. The United States (U.S.), the largest organic food and beverage market in North America, was valued at $40 billion in 2015—almost half of the global organic market ($91 billion). And the global organic market isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. Grand View Research, a U.S. based market research and consulting company, projects that the global organic food and beverage market will reach $320.5 billion by 2025.

What Is It?

What does it mean for a strawberry or cut of beef to be labeled organic? The short answer is that there is no short answer. For something to be labeled organic, it has to meet specific regulations in the country where it was grown. So foods labeled organic in Germany need to meet German regulations, and foods grown in the U.S. need to meet specific U.S. regulations. Crops in the U.S. must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Livestock, on the other hand, must be raised without antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal by-products, and must have access to the outdoors and be fed organic feed.

Why Eat It?

The difference between using organic versus conventional methods offers benefits not only to the New York City consumers who consume them but also to the environment where the crops and livestock were grown or raised. Organic farming methods have been found to reduce pollution and soil erosion, conserve water, use less energy and increase soil fertility. Ongoing research in both the U.S. and Europe, the second largest organic market behind the U.S., has shown that consuming organic products increases the number of beneficial nutrients (ex. antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids) and decreases the number of pesticides, preservatives, GMOs, growth hormones, and antibiotics that are consumed. A 2016 European Parliamentary Research Service found the following benefits of eating organic:

  • Reduced occurrence of adult obesity and type-2 diabetes
  • Reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases and other diseases
  • Reduced environmental impact due to fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduced exposure to pesticides through food, which improves cognitive development
  • Reduced prevalence of adolescent allergies
  • Reduced processing leads to higher levels of antioxidants like omega-3 fatty acids
  • Reduced vulnerability to heavy metal cadmium, commonly found in artificial fertilizers
  • Reduced risk of antibiotic resistance
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Who Wants It?

With the increase in demand for organic products and the new knowledge about the benefits of eating organic, it won’t be long before more New York City employees and students start asking for healthier snacks and beverages. Instead of reacting to their requests, get ahead of the curve and offer healthy snacks and beverages in your office break room or school lunchroom now. Whether you are looking to switch to healthier options or are considering a vending solution for the first time, Healthy Vending can help. Call us at 917.572.3671 to learn about the different options available.

Can One Generation Impact New York City Snack Choices?

Healthy Snacks in New York CityThe short answer is yes, they can. According to a new study by the Center for Generational Kinetics and Amplify Snack Brands, “Millennials have been the driving force behind the growth of the better-for-you snack category.” The choices in the better-for-you snack category don’t fall into specific types of snacks. Instead, they meet one or more of the following criteria: short and pronounceable ingredient list; no trans fat, added sugar, GMOs, and artificial sweeteners and flavors; responsibly sourced and locally connected; and recommended by friends, coworkers, or through social media. Cost is less of an issue as all income groups are willing to pay for “better-for-you” products. Choices often include:  

  • vegetable and fruit chips including apple chips, kale chips, sweet potato chips and carrot chips
  • puffed snacks including potato, multi-grain, corn, and rice
  • soy crisps and snacks
  • other snacks that don’t fit into one of the above categories including wasabi peas, roasted chickpeas, veggie sticks, lentil chips and bean chips

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As Millennials have gained more purchasing power, they have been found to prefer eating frequent small snacks each day instead of three meals per day, as well as choosing healthier options instead of traditional snacks. The changes in how New York City consumers snack and what is expected from those snacks (taste, healthy ingredients, nutritional value, etc.) is directly related to Millennials’ snacking perceptions, motivations, and behaviors.

4 Ways to Engage Millennial Snackers
  • Offer Great Tasting Options—millennials no longer place taste ahead of healthy ingredients; tasty and healthy are equally important
  • Offer Options with Fewer Ingredients—many Millennials believe that fewer ingredients are healthier, and understanding what the  ingredients are increases trust in the product
  • Use Social Media—online ratings, reviews, or social media posts can cause Millennials to try new snack choices
  • Through Their Children—many Millennial moms choose to be an example and teach their children about healthy snack choices

Consuming frequent small healthy snacks each day includes time spent snacking while at work or school. To help your New York City employees and students be productive and stay healthy, great tasting and healthy snacks and beverages need to be available in the office break room and school lunch room. To change your current vending offerings, or if you are considering healthy vending options for the first time, Healthy Vending can help. Contact us at 917.572.3671 to learn more.

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