- Author: LatinTimes.com
Being that Hispanics/Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States -according to Pew Research Center, there are almost 52 million Hispanics/Latinos in America- and the fastest-growing one, it should come as no surprise that U.S. culture will be impacted by Hispanics/Latinos. New data from The NPD Group has found that one of the areas the U.S. will see the biggest change over the next five years, courtesy of the rising minority population, is its food culture.
“Generation Z, Millennials, and Hispanics will be the growth drivers of this country's eating patterns over the next five years,”...
- Author: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Despite steady declines in soda consumption, 60 percent of children ages two to five years continue to eat fast food at least once a week, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Brief.
Among young Latino children, the rate is 70 percent; overall, one in ten young children eats three or more fast food meals per week. The majority of children also fall short of the state standard on fruit and vegetable consumption, with only 57 percent of parents reporting that their child ate at least five fruit and vegetable servings the previous day. Asian children have the lowest levels of fruit and vegetable consumption, and both...
- Author: Saludify.com
While acculturation may have a significant impact on the diet of the millions of Hispanics in the country, data from The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer study indicates the family experience is still what drives most of the Latino food purchases and choices.
According to the data, though the Latino population in the U.S. is diverse, there are significant commonalities when it comes to food; specifically, Latinos prefer fresh, locally-grown, whole ingredients for their traditional dishes.
Latino food purchases and eating healthy
The results from the new study show that Latinos want to make...
- Author: HispanicAd.com
While U.S. Hispanics and non-Hispanics consume foods high in protein, Hispanics consume chicken, legumes, eggs, and fish/seafood more frequently than non-Hispanics, finds The NPD Group. From a trend perspective, these foods have maintained a similar level of importance among Hispanics compared to five years ago, except for legumes that have declined somewhat, according to NPD’s National Eating Trends Hispanic research. Among both English- and Spanish-dominant U.S. Hispanics, tradition and heritage are among the factors that drive meal time choices including sources of protein.
Foods and beverages served in U.S. Hispanic households are the result of centuries of family tradition and...
- Author: VOXXI.com
According to researchers, people from minority groups, lower socioeconomic standings or low levels of education don’t always understand the complex ingredient labeling currently used on food products. By using colored food labels, knowing nutritional value could be as easy as recognizing a color.
Target marketing has brought about evidence suggesting colored food labels and strategic positioning in display cases may help consumers make healthier choices. In a report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, evidence suggests people from all...