Some clarification on snackification

You may not have heard the term ‘snackification‘ before, but there’s a good chance you’re doing it. Does your breakfast consist of a quick snack in the car on your morning commute? At lunch time, do you find yourself munching on something quick at your desk, surrounded by mountains of paperwork? Is family dinner served out of a backpack on the soccer field, between games? Perhaps at this very moment, you’re writing a blog post on the topic of snacking,  and you find yourself downing a snack as you type?!

A recent survey has found that the busy lifestyles of the millennial generation are resulting more and more in snacks being consumed as meals. Here’s a sampling of some of the results:

  • 92 percent of Millennials eat a snack instead of having a proper breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal, at least once a week. Half claim to replace a meal with a snack about four times a week, while 26 percent said they do seven times a week
  • 48 percent of Millennials snack while they’re at work and 34 percent consume snacks while in the car
  • 39 percent of Millennials who snack say they do so when they are too busy to eat a proper sit-down meal, while 17 percent admitted to doing so when they can’t be bothered to cook.

It’s clear that we’re living in a world driven by convenience. But being constantly on the go doesn’t mean our snacks can’t be nutritious. One of the reasons we’re so excited about our initial product form of Arctic® apples is because the fresh-cut slices in our grab ‘n go bag make it so easy to give your family a wholesome, nutritious snack while on the go. Plus, the unique nonbrowning trait of Arctic® apples means you can snack on fresh slices of fruit throughout the day! So, here’s some clarification on snackification: it can be easy, and healthy!


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About Denise Briggs

Denise Briggs is the Communications Manager for Okanagan Specialty Fruits. She resides in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her family and values working for a company that promotes a healthy lifestyle.