Steal This Idea: Feed the Need as Snacking Grows

With disruption in traditional schedules, more nibble between meals
Woman thinking about what snack to choose
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CHICAGO  There’s a growing number of people snacking between meals due to a shift in eating habits, according to CSP sister publication Foodservice Director, and convenience-store operators can capitalize on this by offering the right items.

Before the pandemic, dayparts were already blurring and snacking was on the rise, Foodservice Director said, adding that there’s now an even greater demand for bites between meals.

Students at a Pennsylvania middle school, for example, were asking for a “light lunch” option, and the foodservice coordinator created a snack cup filled with grapes, cubes of cheese and a bag of pretzels.

“That was the prototype for the first snack box—the Protein Power Punch,” the coordinator said.

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