Grocery stores can help promote family meals at home

Grocery stores can offer dinnertime solutions, including online grocery delivery and meal kits, that help busy families prepare easy, affordable and healthy meals at home, said registered dietitian Molly Hembree. Store dietitians and chefs can help by providing nutrition and cooking demonstrations and classes and dinner guides.

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Consumers are more likely to buy drinks with vibrant colors

Consumers consider food and beverage products with vibrant colors to be better tasting, sweeter and more attractive, according to a Sensient Colors study of more than 1,600 consumers. “Most notably, our research concluded consumer purchase intent grew as color vibrancy increased,” said Sensient’s David Gebhardt.

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Insurance plans boost healthy options with grocery discounts

More health insurers are partnering with grocers to provide discounts on healthier items, hoping that consumers who want to save money also will improve their diets. “Of course healthier lifestyle will keep people healthier, and that in the long run will have an effect on health care costs, no doubt,” said economist Roland Sturm.

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