Today, we continue our report on Staying Healthy & Well The International Food Information Council’s 2020 Food & Health Survey findings echo the supermarket COVID-era objective: build trust and help stressed households achieve their wellness goals.
We will also see a move to more wholesome carbs from whole grains, ancient grains. Much more attention given to foods that contain Vitamin C and supplements to boost immunity. More blended foods – both made at home and bought ready made in sores building on the success of the Mushroom Council and James Beard Foundation’s blended burger success which is already being extended to other proteins and other vegetables. Think flexitarians versus vegans. It’s not about extremes – it will be about balance.
Most governments’ dietary recommendations are neither sufficiently healthy nor sustainable
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Sensodyne toothpaste, this survey found 74 percent of respondents said cooking has been a successful coping mechanism for them as they deal with the stress of being home.
Created by the Johns Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Dashboard compiles food systems data from over 35 sources and it displays a complete picture of over 230 countries food systems and enables government officials, policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to see what is and is not working across the supply chain.
A new study published last month in the journal PLOS Computational Biology might explain why humans register some tastes more quickly than others, potentially due to each flavor’s molecular size and also provided the explanation as to why humans register taste more quickly when food or drink moves over their tongues quickly, as compared to when they are held in their mouth steadily. So savoring your food or wine might not be the way to go.
We have seen lots of innovations as a result of the situation we are now living with. Restaurmarts, more delivery, more curbside pick up and according to a column in Easter San Francisco, lots of innovations in foods.
While overall the report offers a report card ranking for the global food system as “grave concern,” it also offers a plan to rebuild all types of food production across the globe.
Over the past few years we have seen a surge in food boxes – a curated assortment that you can order online and have delivered right to your door.
Looking at Nielsen data since the start of the pandemic, one fact was abundantly clear – sales of plant-based meat alternatives dramatically increased by just over 239%.