Today’s consumer has a strong interest in how their food is grown and produced; in fact, the definition of health and wellness now goes beyond traditional topics such as fiber and fat type to include agriculture production methods and animal welfare. This requires registered dietitians and other health educators to become more knowledgeable about animal and planet health, presenting a total view of foods when guiding consumers to build healthy eating habits. Because food crops vary in how they are grown, we are sharing five interesting facts that will help you better understand canola agriculture.
The political climate in the United States can impact the status of regulations, including those related to food; often democratic administrations tend to implement regulations and republican administrations are more likely to roll back or extend the implementation timing of regulations. We have already begun to see these changes in the first months of the new administration. Learn more.
Price, convenience, taste and nutrition – they’re the key drivers of decision-making when it comes to food purchases. Within each category, there are a host of variables that change over time, such as whether consumers are willing to pay a higher price for organic and which cuisines are “in” this year. Within nutrition, insights also ebb, flow and evolve, and the International Food Information Council’s annual Food & Health Survey is a great place to track the movement. With their 2017 survey results just released at the end of May, here’s the study’s most recent insights on fats and oils.